Shepherd, Thos. H. London: Jones & Co., 1827-1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 160, iii; vi, 12 (Subjects), 172, ii (List of Engravings). Both volumes have red leather spine with five slightly raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration, losses at head and foot of spine. Volume I front board hanging by one cord, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Temple Bar, From the Strand. Volume II front board detached. Marbled endpapers, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Sussex Place at Regent's Park; this title page appears to have suffered water damage and was re-backed with another sheet of paper by a binder, second title page undamaged. Light foxing throughout, including the numerous.....
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New York, NY: Press of the American Institute of Architects, Inc., 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. Folio. Green cloth covered boards with crisp gold embossed titling. Sunning to spine, in mylar cover. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. In custom slipcase made by bookseller's bindery. Fine.
Tokyo: Imperial Hotel, 1970. Soft Cover. Revised Edition. 80 pp. Light pink heavy paper covers, Japanese bound with thread at spine.
This revised edition was published on the occasion of the opening of the New Main Building of the Imperial Hotel. The building it was replaced was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the beginning of the 20th century and was one of the few building to survive the 1923 earthquake that leveled much of Tokyo. (Sweeney 1814). Fine.
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 8vo.
Exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name celebrating Wright's career in architecture. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Wright's. A necessary addition to any Wright collector's holdings. (Sweeney 912). Very Good.