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Charles Mason Remey
Charles Mason Remey Signed MASHRAK EL AZKAR 1917 1st ed BAHAI Temple Bahāʾī VTG
Chicago, IL, USA: Bahai Publishing Society, 1917. Good Plus Condition [ No Dustjacket, Cover-corners a little worn, back cover a bit scraped, 3 or 4 pages with minor smudges, rear endpaper lightly foxed; otherwise, book is clean, solid, tight with strong hinges, sharply printed, and well-illustrated with very sharp artworks ]. MASHRAK-EL-AZKAR Descriptive of the Bahai Temple and Illustrative of the preliminary designs for the first Mashrak-El-Azkar to be built in America, showing nine varying treatments in different styles of architecture. text and designs by Charles Mason Remey, illustrated with numerous tipped-in artworks, Published by the Bahai Publishing Society, Chicago, USA, 1917, 1st Edition ["1917" on Title Page & on Copyright Page, with no statement of later printings (see pics)] Hardcover, Hand-Signed and inscribed in ink by author "Charles Mason Remey" on front endpaper (dated 1918; presented in appreciation of fine work; see pic), Hardcover. about 90 pages. This is a vintage, original book from 1917. It is signed by the author, Charles Mason Remey, on the front endpaper. The book has a historical sketch of the Bahai movement, discusses existing Bahai temples, discusses the Chicago-area site of the first US temple, then proposes 9 different architectural styles for the design. It is very well-illustrated with tipped-in plates. The author/illustrator was trained as an architect. See actual book in ebay pics above. This is a nice, rare, hardback book. Good Plus Condition [ No Dustjacket, Cover-corners a little worn, back cover a bit scraped, 3 or 4 pages with minor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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