Architectural Details: Spain and the Mediterranean. 2 Vols
Requa, Richard S.
Price: 375.00 USD
Los Angeles: Monolith Portland Cement Company, 1926. Folio.  leaves, 144 numbered plates. Rebound by Meyer & Holler, Inc. into 2 volumes in 3/4 red leather over purple buckram with gilt ruling on cover and gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Decorative endpapers. Organized in 12 sections A-L depicting city and country style buildings, street scenes, and gardens in striking sepia-toned photographs. Each of the 12 sections contains 12 photographs with descriptive text on verso showing examples of buildings, street scenes, facades and entrances, doorways, door details and gates, balconies, windows and shutters, roofs, towers, cornices, courts and patios, garden details, and miscellaneous decorations selected and arranged especially for use in developing a logical and appropriate style of architecture for California and the Pacific Southwest. Binding rubbed and lightly bumped at corners. 2 1/2" piece missing at head of spine of volume 1. Closed 1 1/2" closed tear and small chip at head of volume 2. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. First edition. vg.