Cleveland, OH: J. H. Jansen, 1923. First edition. Green Linen over boards portfolio with tie slips. Quarto, portfolio of 55 loose b/w plates of home exteriors and interiors. This collection of 55 plates is complete as presented. The numbering of the plates is not consecutive in that some of the plates were destroyed by fire and were not reprinted. (Plates missing 1-18, 23, 24, 68 to 73; remaining plates numbered to 81). Very Good; some sunning to cover, several small closed tears to title page. Item #20297
Another masterful compilation of English architecture by Frank Chouteau Brown. He was an American architect, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and educated at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Club and in Europe. In 1902, he began practice in Boston and from 1907 to 1919, was editor of the Architectural Review periodical. In 1916, he became a member of the faculty of Boston University and in 1919, head of the Department of Art and Architecture.