Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1858. 30pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine and edges of wrappers chipped. Ex-lib. from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, with blindstamp on titlepage, card bound in at end, and date inkstamped on wrappers and rear leaf. Apart from the chipping, a very good copy. Item #WRCAM35831
Hitchcock notes that this is probably the first separate publication on colonial American architecture. A fascinating piece, reflecting both a total lack of architectural historical knowledge and a heavy emphasis on the Puritan background of the New England village aesthetic. HITCHCOCK 258. KARPEL B703.