Item #16762 Black Builders in Antebellum North Carolina. Catherine W. Bishir, Signed.
Black Builders in Antebellum North Carolina

African American Architectural History from North Carolina

Bishir, Catherine W. (Signed)

Black Builders in Antebellum North Carolina

The North Carolina Historical Review, 1984. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine. Item #16762

A wonderful Association copy, signed and inscribed by the author to friend and colleague Edward Chappell on the front page, as well as on a laid in gift note from the author to Chappell .

1st stand-alone edition, having been previously published in the North Carolina Historical Review.

Staple-bound without wraps. 39pp. Square tight binding. Clean interior.

From the personal library of world-renowned Architectural Historian and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation leader, Edward Chappell.

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.