Lot 85 of 221:
McKim, Mead & White Monograph 4 volumes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,560
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White, 1879-1915

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Place:
New York

Publisher:
Architectural Book Publishing Co.

Date:
[1915-18]

Description:

4 volumes. 399 (of 400) plates, plus two additional variant plates. (Folio) 50.5x35.5 cm (20x14") loose in four original half-cloth and board portfolios, as issued. First Edition.

A marvelous document of the achievements of the leading architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. The firm, headed by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White are responsible for a number of America's iconic buildings including Madison Square Garden, New York University, Columbia University, Library of J. Pierpont Morgan, Tiffany and Co, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pennsylvania R.R. Station, the Boston Public Library, the Harvard Club, Rhode Island State Capitol, the home Joseph Pulitzer, the White House Renovation of 1903, and much more. A landmark work in the history of American Architecture. 20 numbers were skipped in the numbering of the plates to make up for 20 additional plates (e.g. 5a, 140b, 275x, &c.). Lacking plate 351 (though plate 351a is present). Plate numbers 49 and 183 are present in two states with slight variations in printing. Three of the plates are folding plates, each with two plate numbers. One plate (258) is misnumbered (259). 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear and soiling to portfolios, all cloth ties intact; a bit of soiling to title pages, a few plates lightly edge worn, lacking one plate; very good.


 
Item number:
277735
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