Item #17028 The Virginia Journals of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1795-1820 ( 3 Volumes). Edward II Carter.

Intimate History from One of America's Premier Architects

The Virginia Journals of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1795-1820 ( 3 Volumes)

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977-1980. Quarto. Very Good / Very Good. Item #17028

A beautiful set, complete in three volumes, each in original dust jacket.

"Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe (1764 – 1820) was an Anglo-American neoclassical architect who emigrated to the United States. He was one of the first formally trained, professional architects in the new United States, drawing on influences from his travels in Italy, as well as British and French Neoclassical architects such as Claude Nicolas Ledoux. In his thirties, he emigrated to the new United States and designed the United States Capitol, on "Capitol Hill" in Washington, D.C., as well as the Old Baltimore Cathedral or The Baltimore Basilica, (later renamed the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary). It is the first Cathedral constructed in the United States for any Christian denomination. Latrobe also designed the largest structure in America at the time, the "Merchants' Exchange" in Baltimore. With extensive balconied atriums through the wings and a large central rotunda under a low dome which dominated the city, it was completed in 1820 after five years of work and endured into the early twentieth century." -Wiki

Brown cloth with titling and illustration stamped in gilt. Square tight bindings. Clean interiors, save for previous owner signature to top of front end paper of volume I. Text block edges mildly foxed.

Dust jackets with mild rubbing and edge wear, all presenting handsomely in archival mylar.

A lovely and desirable set.

Price: $125.00

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