New York: Benjamin Blom, 1968. 8vo-Quarto. Fine. Item #17205
A beautiful set of Architectural works by William Halfpenny, reprinted from their original 18th-century editions in uniform illustrated cloth bindings.
The titles in the set include:
- The Art of Sound Building
- Magnum in Parvo : or, the Marrow of Architecture
- Practical Architecture
Each volume is bound in sage cloth, illustrated in white. Square tight bindings. Clean interiors, 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.
"The Art of Sound Building lightly faded towards the top, else all volumes in Fine condition.