Savannah, GA: Beehive Press, 1976. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 436, Indexed, richly illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Very good in edgeworn and tattered dust jacket. Item #19436
This is the first complete survey of Georgia architecture between the Revolution and the Civil War, and presents the best of 14,000 miles of travel throughout Georgia, nearly 500 new photographs and rare historic views of 250 of Georgia's most important and beautiful buildings. Laid in is a 1978 letter by Mills Lane of Beehive Press to his friend Charlie, to whom he was giving the book. The letter is quite moving; here's a quote from it: "We're trying to do a good thing for Georgia, documenting this state's social and cultural history. We're having a terribly hard time trying to sell our books. I think we live in a dark age. There may be more education and more cultural activity, but the level of achievement seems to get lower and lower always. I have become something of a cultural Tory." A unique glimpse into the struggles of authors and publishers to reach their audience.