The Early Architecture of North Carolina, a Pictorial Survey.; Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Foreword by Leicester B. Holland.

Chapel Hill, (NC): UNC Press for the N.C. Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1941. First edition, 1/900 copies "with an 8-page section on three houses owned and restored by the society" (not appearing in the trade edition), a review copy with slip laid in (the first such copy we have seen). Folio. xxxi, 290, xxxiii-xxxv (subscribers list) pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs, plates, floor plans, maps, endpaper maps. Inscribed by both the photographer and author to Mangum Weeks, an important voice in the historic preservation movement during the first half of the 20th century and the son of North Carolina bibliographer Stephen Weeks. This copy used by Weeks for his review which appeared in the 9 February 1942 issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly, annotated by him throughout with substantive pencil notes and additions. Laid in are a number of related ephemeral items. Thornton 7030. Original gilt-stamped decorated green cloth, publisher's illustrated slipcase (edges taped). Scattered foxing, but a very good inscribed copy of the limited issue of the first edition, with an excellent North Carolina association. (3626). Item #57126

Price: $500.00

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