WITH 140 FOLIO PLATES OF FRENCH PROVINCIAL ARCHITECTURE
GOODWIN, Philip Lippincott, and MILLIKEN, Henry Oothout. French Provincial Architecture. New York: Daniel Jacomet, printer, 1928. Folio (12 by 15 inches), original half cloth rebacked with original spine laid down, printed paper boards, renewed endpapers. $400.
First edition, with 90 folio photographic plates and 40 folio plans of French provincial buildings, gardens and estates.
"It is hoped that this book may be of influence in the United States where the pursuit of fashions in style and the imitation of strange foreign things, in a cheap and hasty way, has filled the land with curious sights. There is a style on which the best of any country's designs is based, and that is good proportion, simplicity and suitability. This book presents a few examples of this style to be found in France today." Bookplate, owner stamp.
Some leaves with expert restoration to edges, not affecting text or plates; wear to original boards. A very good copy.