About «American Architectural Books »
Reprint of the 1946 edition. Oversized Octavo. Cloth. 1946 3d rev. ed. Book viii, 130 p. Minneapolis, London, University of Minnesota Press; G. Cumberlege, Oxford University Press. "This bibliography is intended to serve students of American architecture of the periodsbetween the Revolution and the end of the nineteenth century, as well as institutions and individuals who collect American architectural Books."-From the introduction. Included as descriptions of the first architectural book published in America,The British Architect, published in 1775. Hitchcock also provides collations according to the amount of detail required to distinguish editions and issues, and also according to the type of information he was able to obtain. Wherever possible thefull number of plates is given, followed by the indication "pl." regardless of whether the plates are numbered or in what way, and regardless of the particular character of the material on the plates. In all 1461 titles are described. Besterman 495.