Richmond: Garrett and massie, 1931. 1st Edition. Quarto. Near Fine / very Good. Item #17241
A lovely 1st Edition copy in the scarce original dust jacket. profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and floor plans.
Blue 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.
Dust jacket with mild edge wear and a light glass ring on the front panel. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.