Peter Harrison, First American Architect

Chapel Hill, (NC): UNC Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1949. First edition. 4to. xvi, (2), 195 pp. Illustrated, plates, portraits, plans. As a loyalist, Harrison lost his reputation during the revolution and had his papers destroyed by a mob; his buildings remain, however: King's Chapel, Boston, the Redwood Library, the Brick Market, and the Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, Christ Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, St. Michael's Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and others. Historian Kenneth Coleman's copy, with his ownership signature on the front pastedown. Very good. Rust cloth, gilt spine title, illustrated dust jacket. (#5879). Item #58475

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