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Historic Buildings of America: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers by  Esther Singleton - First Edition - 1906 - from Carpe Diem Fine Books (SKU: 20980)

Historic Buildings of America: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

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Historic Buildings of America: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

by Singleton, Esther

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New York: Dodd Mead, 1906. First Edition. 8vo. 341 pp. Photo-illustrated plates. Book designed by Alice Cordelia Morse with her initals stamped in gilt on front cover. Striking green cloth binding with elaborate gilt decoration front cover and spine; gilt lettering; top edge gilt. Minor wear, light bump to upper front corner else a fine, bright copy. In this title, the author provides the history of various historic buildings in America along with a description of its architectural features. Buildings include teh Capitol in Washington DC; Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia; William and Mary College; Mission Dolores in San Francisco; some buildings in Havana; the Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA; the National Washington Monument and many more.

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Bookseller
Carpe Diem Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
20980
Title
Historic Buildings of America: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers
Author
Singleton, Esther
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Dodd Mead
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1906
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About Carpe Diem Fine Books

Carpe Diem Fine Books offers a discriminating selection of out-of-print, signed and unusual books in all fields – with an emphasis on the history and literature of California and the West. Proprietors James Bryant and Mary Hill have served an international clientele of private collectors and libraries since 1995. Their book gallery, located in a charming 1930's Carmel stone building just steps from the Robert Louis Stevenson House in historic Old Monterey, features a constantly changing inventory - from the classics to the unexpected.

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First Edition
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fine
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top edge gilt
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