1898 · Boston
by Chandler, Francis W. (editor)
Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1898. Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/500. Folio. Half-cloth over paper-covered boards portfolio with string ties and cover-plate, as issued. Rebacked. "The designs presented in this book are those made by Mr. Edmund March Wheelwright, in the four years from 1891 to 1895, when he was City Architect for the City of Boston, Massachusetts. Accompanying the plates are plans and working-drawings, descriptions of construction and working data,-all presented in unusual fulness of detail. The value of this publication lies in the merit of the buildings here described and illustrated, and in the fact that it is the first book of the kind to present a collection of designs for municipal work accomplished within a period of four years by a well trained American architect." Part I: Schoolhouse Architecture. 80 pages of text. Part II: Hospital, Institutional, and Miscellaneous Buildings. 52 ,,4 pages of text. Illustrated with 100 photographic reproductions in collotype mounted on heavy card stock of exteriors and interiors, in-text b/w drawings, plans and photographs. "Photographic Negatives with the exception of some minor text illustrations, by Mr. E. E. Soderholtz, Boston. Heliotype Plates from the Providence Albertype Co., Providence, R. I." Edited by Francis W. Chandler, who was a Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age wear, abrasions, discoloration and minor staining on boards. Four ties on Vol. missing. Chipping, closed tears and pulling on edges of some pages in both volumes, not affecting text or images. 7" strip on upper left corner of title-page in Vol. missing. Usual age toning to margins of card stock, some staining on margins of few plates. Complete, portfolio in good, interior in overall very good condition.
(Inventory #: 22092)