Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. 63 pp. 4to. Orange paper covered boards with wear, chipping, and losses. The title page has corners that were removed, evidence of early tape repairs, amateur tape repairs and paper replacement to first two leaves. A square and rectangle excised from title page. This volume has somewhat if a rough existence, but was obviously read, re-read, and annotated by the owner over the course of many years. [Sweeney 261]. Good.
Inscribed "To Jim" by Frank Lloyd Wright in his distinct hand below the illustration of Wright's "Office Building Project of Glass and Metal" facing the title page. Inscribed to the previous owner on the front cover verso, "To Jim from Jack/ Christmas 1944." Could be John "Jack" Howe, longtime member of the Taliesin Fellowship and oftentimes cited as Wright's most trusted draftsman. On the second free endpaper, James "Jim" Monroe Waldeck's quite distinct signature; Waldeck was an apprentice in the 1940s, although we are unsure of the exact dates.