Boston: Bates, Kimball & Guild, 1892. pp. plus fifty plates from photographs. Folio. Fifty-three leaves loose in original three-quarter cloth portfolio with marbled boards. Portfolio scuffed and worn, lacking spine and ties. Light early dampstain in corner of preliminary leaves, not affecting text; and in seven plates, slightly affecting images. Light scattered foxing elsewhere, rarely affecting images. A good set. In fine modern cloth drop-back box with gilt morocco label. Item #WRCAM35860
First of several editions. "Like Corner and Soderholtz’s volumes Chandler’s Colonial architecture was scarcely 'history.' Chandler, a young Boston architect later known as the restorer of the Paul Revere house and the House of the Seven Gables, presented fifty photographic plates, but no text, and the captions included no dates. The plates reflected Chandler’s preference as a colonial revivalist for eighteenth and early nineteenth century houses: the seventeenth century was unrepresented and only two public buildings were recorded" - Rhoads. William B. Rhoads, THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN IN AMERICA (1990), p.28. HITCHCOCK 260.