Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1982. 1st Edition. Quarto. Very Good. Item #16795
A lovely three-volume set with wonderful historical architectural provenance.
From the personal library of world-renowned Architectural Historian and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation leader, Edward Chappell, with his signature in all three volumes.
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.
Trade paperbacks. Square tight bindings. Clean interiors. The three volume set includes: 1. Introduction / Migration and Settlement (98 objects described and illustrated in black and white, 7 figures, and 7 color plates); 2. Mentality and Environment (284 objects described and illustrated in black and white, 29 figures, and 8 color plates); 3. Style (122 objects described and illustrated in black and white, 48 figures, and 16 color plates).
Mild edge wear.