ARCHITECTURAL BOOKS IN EARLY AMERICA, ARCHITECTURAL TREATISES AND BUILDING HANDBOOKS IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES THROUGH 1800.
Schimmelman, Janice G.
First edition. This annotated bibliography describes 147 architectural treatises and building handbooks that were available in American libraries and bookstores prior to 1800. The books listed were highly influential in colonial America. Originally published as part of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY in 1985, this revised and expanded edition is the first hardcover edition. ARCHITECTURAL BOOKS IN EARLY AMERICA is an essential and valuable tool for collectors and students of early American architecture.
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by Rich, Adrienne
One of an edition of 300 copies, numbered and signed by the author. A fine first edition of an important work by a major American author, in which she discusses, for the first time, her Jewish heritage and her husband's suicide. Designed and printed by Robin Heyeck, using handmade Fabriano paper with fore and foot edges uncut, and Centaur and Arrighi type. The frontispiece was created by Carole Romans, the book bound by The Schuberth Bookbindery, with quarter cloth in navy blue, and paper hand marbled by Robin Heyeck in cream and navy blue on a background of dark tan.