New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. 1st Edition. Quarto. Very Good. Item #17235
A gorgeous 1922 1st Edition, profusely illustrated with black and white historic photographs as well as architectural floor plans.
314pp. Navy cloth with titling stamped in gilt. Square tight binding. Clean interior. 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.
Very mild edge wear, with the gilt on spine somewhat faded.
Overall and handsome and quite desirable edition.