A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant by LONGFELLOW William P P (Edited by)

A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant by  LONGFELLOW William P P  (Edited by)

A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1895

Frontispiece, xxxii, (ii), 546 pages. 12 photogravure plates with tissue guards and 256 text illustrations. 4to. Japanese vellum boards backed in red morocco with ornate gilt decoration and lettering outlined in red; gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Number 203 of 500 limitation noted in red ink on verso of half title. Red morocco spine worn and boards a little yellowed else a very solid copy of this beautifully produced volume. Useful bibliography and glossary. Outstanding photogravure plates. Later owner's neat signature on front leaf. Longfellow studied at Harvard University, and in 1859 entered the office of Edward Cabot of Boston. For a year he was director of architecture in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then director of the School of Drawing and Painting connected with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Amongst other things, he was secretary of the Boston Society of Architecture and was chairman of the Jury of Fine Arts at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. He was the first editor of the "American Architect." As well as this book he wrote a series of historical essays entitled "The Column and the Arch."

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