Magnificent book showcasing a wealth of New England architecture, interiors, and landscapes - all properties owned by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), the oldest historic preservation organization in the US. Book covers more than 20 sites: from the imposing 17th-century Jackson House in New Hampshire, one of the country's oldest timber-framed buildings, to the streamlined Walter Gropius house, built in 1938 in Massachusetts as the world-renowned Bauhaus architect was teaching at Harvard University. There are tidy farmsteads, an opulent sea captain's home, a storybook Victorian cottage, and a governor's mansion. Written by former long-time president of the society. Exquisitely photographed and designed.
Excellent condition overall. Dust jacket: very light shelf wear, light toning and foxing on inside top and spine. Book: light foxing along top page edges, shallow scratch on back board. Inside like new.
By Jane C. Nylander with Diane L. Viera
Hardcover, decorative cover and endpapers, with dust jacket
More than 250 color and historic b/w photographs
Bulfinch Press (2000)
11.375 x 9.25 x 0.875"
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