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The Last Rivet: The Story of Rockefeller Center, a City Within a City by  Merle (Editor)  John D. (Introduction); Crowell - 1940 - from Knickerbocker Books and

The Last Rivet: The Story of Rockefeller Center, a City Within a City

by Rockefeller, Jr, John D. (Introduction); Crowell, Merle (Editor)

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket

New York: Columbia University Press, 1940. Undated (circa1940.) NEAR FINE hardcover. The story of the planning and construction of Rockefeller Center "as told at the ceremony in which John D. Rockefeller, Jr. drove the last rivet of the last building, November 1, 1940." Full page B/W photos by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Fritz Henle, Wendell McRae, Paul J. Woolf and others. A beautiful production with 2-color page design, printed on fine deckle-edged paper. Bound in green "flocked" or velveteen hardcover with brown cloth spine with outline of a large rivet stamped in silver on front cover. Internally a Fine copy - pages clean and bright with no markings, creases, tears or chips. The cover is clean but edgworn with rub marks and in a few spots, wear down to the boards. Green is slightly yellowed (toned) along edges. Brown cloth spine strip is worn, rubbed at spine ends - though fragile it is intact. Endpapers printed with silver rivet design. Binding is very good, hinges intact, no loose pages. No jacket, as issued. 8-1/2 x 11"; 46 pages.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Various Photographers. Small 4to.
  • Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001198
  • Title: The Last Rivet: The Story of Rockefeller Center, a City Within a City
  • Author: Rockefeller, Jr, John D. (Introduction); Crowell, Merle (Editor)
  • Illustrator: Various Photographers
  • Format/binding:
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1940
  • Bookseller catalogs: New York;
  • Subjects: ARCHITECTURE / History;
  • Size: Small 4to


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