Albuquerque, NM: Iniversity of New Mexico Press, 1997. 1st Edition. Quarto. Near Fine / Fine. Item #16758
A gorgeous coffee-tables sized architectural history, with wonderful provenance, this being an inscribed association copy from Thomas to colleague Edward Chappell.
This copy is also from the personal library of world-renowned Architectural Historian and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation leader, Edward Chappell, with his signature.
Chappell made Williamsburg, Virginia his home since 1980 when he was hired to rebuild and direct the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg. He retired in 2016, by then holder of an endowed chair, the Shirley and Richard Roberts Director of Architectural and Archaeological Research. His education and early work experience were preparation for this career appointment and for a wide variety of special projects in Virginia, Annapolis, Charleston, Jamaica, Bermuda, Antigua, and elsewhere. Taken together, they earned his reputation as a leading preservationist and historian of early Atlantic-world architecture.
Red cloth. Square tight binding. Clean interior, save for a few pencil notations from Chappell in the margins. Mild edge wear. Dust jacket Fine.
A lovely and quite desirable edition.