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Minard Lafever

The Architectural Instructor, Containing a History of Architecture From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

      . Good Quarto. Library Binding Hardcover, 1856. First Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. 526pp + 112 lithograph plates. Rebound by library in black buckram. Moderately cracked on page 379, joints and hinges strong. Preliminary pages tearing along gutter. Plates stamped by Brooklyn Library. Moderate foxing throughout, mild offsetting opposite the plates. Bottom corners bumped, slight chipping to small part of top edge. Scarce sole edition of a book published posthumously after the death of the architect Minard Lafever (1797-1854) who was a Greco-Roman and Gothic Revival architect working in Brooklyn. While the first part of the book is an overview of the history of world architecture, the last part of the text and majority of the plates are of Lafever's original works, including the Church of the Holy Trinity, as well as buildings that are now destroyed such as the Old Brooklyn Savings Bank. [Hitchcock, 686] Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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