Hardcover. Charlottesville, VA, Virginia Historical Society/University Press of Virginia, 1st, 1983, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, Lists hundreds of artists, both famous and largely unknown, who spent some or all of their careers in Virginia. Near fine condition; virtually no flaws except for very slight wear at one end of the spine.
Hardcover. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages, illustrated with 125 color and 40 b&w plates. In publisher's shrinkwrap. In 1999, historians at the Virginia Historical Society acquired three curiously bound volumes of drawings and documents created between 1821 and 1858 by a long -- and unjustifiably -- forgotten architect named Thomas R. Blackburn.Further inspection revealed that these were, in fact, no ordinary documents, but a unique window onto the life of a distinguished builder and his revered master: Thomas Jefferson. In these extraordinary books, we find Blackburn, at first a young carpenter, engaged in the construction of Jefferson's famed "academical village" at the University of Virginia. He simultaneously embarked on an ambitious program of architectural study, guided, it appears, by Jefferson himself. The drawings he executed in the four decades that followed -- extraordinary ink and watercolor explorations of his many residential and civic commissions -- bear witness to his emergence as a mature and prolific architect in his own right.In Jefferson's Shadow is a unique document of the relationship between an unknown but highly skilled country builder and the American statesman widely considered this nation's first gentleman architect. But it is also an indispensable resource on the little-understood practice of architecture in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Hardcover. Chicago, Saalfield Publishing Co., 1st, 1918, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated (48 pages), illustrated boards with light edgewear. 12 color and numerous b&w illustrations by Virginia Albert. Small blue stain to edge of last 10 pages, not affecting text or pictures. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. New York, Viking/Penguin Publishing, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 244 pages. Hardcover. Gilt title on spine. Clean inside and out. From the dust jacket: "(Pearson shows) what life and literature are essentially about. How he can bring that off amidst such hilarity is something of a miracle." SIGNED BY PEARSON on half title page.
Softcover. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 245 pages. Softcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Wrapper has a touch of age wear, top edge has former bookstore stamp. otherwise clean inside and out. In very good condition.
Hardcover. Berryville, VA, Rockbridge Publishing Company, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 300 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Very clean inside and out. Buff fabric covered with gilt title on spine. From the back cover: "Season of Fire is the most complete and dramatic study to date of Early's invasion of the north and battle of Monocacy--an engagement that may well have saved the Nation's Capitol from capture."
Hardcover. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1st, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 634 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with a few black & white photographs. Bookplate on inside front cover. Features music and lyrics. 1 Fold-out map of Virginia. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Two volume set. 575 pages, 63 b&w illustrations. Latrobe (1764-1820), English-born architect of the United States Capitol under Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, set the course for a vast amount of nineteenth-century American architecture with such works as the Capitol, the Bank of Pennsylvania, and the Baltimore Cathedral. A pioneering engineer as well, he designed the nation"s first comprehensive steam-powered waterworks in Philadelphia. Latrobe combined his professional concerns with an astonishing range of other interests and an acutely ob- servant eye. His papers form one of the finest existing literary and pictorial descriptions of the young republic.
Softcover. Poland OH, Gold Seal Publications , reprint, 1937, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-Paginated. Illustrated endpapers and flyleaves. B&w illustrations throughout. Related ephemera laid in. Previous owner's signature on front flyleaf and title page. Light edge wear to edges and shelf wear to cover. Otherwise clean, tight copy.