The architectural work of Graham Anderson Probst & White, Chicago, and their predecessors D. H. Burnham & Co. and Graham Burnham & Co.

The architectural work of Graham Anderson Probst & White, Chicago, and their predecessors D. H. Burnham & Co. and Graham Burnham & Co.

Graham, Anderson, Probst & White; D. H. Burnham & Co.; Graham Burnham & Co.

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Publisher: Privately printed for Graham Anderson Probst & White by B. t. Batsford Ltd., London, 1933
Book Id: 61101


No. 235 of 300 copies (total edition). Nine years in the making, this spectacular publication was given away. From the colophon: "This edition printed for gratuitous private circulation is limited to three hundred copies of two volumes each of which this is number 235 and is presented to Aldis J. Browne with the compliments of Marvin G. Probst [signed] and Edward E. Probst [signed]." 2 volumes bound in brown morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with marbled endpapers, in two slipcases; t.e.g.; 41 x 29 cm (leaf size) / 42 x 32 cm (covers). Printed one side only. **Volume 1: leaves 1-13 include the title page, the limitation notice, 4 leaves of foreword by Ernest R. Graham, 2 leaves of prefatory note and acknowledgment, and 5 of content[s], the rest of the volume is devoted to plates 1-187 and illustrates "museums, auditoriums, railway terminals, public buildings, libraries, department stores,hotels, electric and stam plants, wholesale warehouses; and includes a memorial, an observatory, a hospital group and a manufacturing plant." 189 captioned plates printed one side in sepia photogravure follow (total includes plates 99A and 114A). Among the many great buildings shown are: the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, and the Civic Opera House and Orchestra Hall, all in Chicago; the Union Stations in Chicago and Washington; and the Marshall Field Stores in Chicago and environs. Volume 2: title page and 6 leaves of contents, followed by 200 plates numbered 188-386 (including 282A} that illustrate bank buildings and office buildings, including the Wrigley Building in Chicago, and the Flatiron Building in New York, plus a 1-page colophon. Aldis Jerome Browne (1886-1961) was a major figure in Chicago real estate and development circles. This copy came from his grandson, Aldis Jerome Browne III. A superior set. A trace of rubbing on both spines; a minuscule repair to the leather at the top front corner of vol. 1; a few tiny breaks in the gilt borders on vol. 1; both slipcases worn and with some sunning and a couple of partly split seams. Unmarked and flawless internally. Please inquire about payment options before ordering. **Free domestic shipping with direct order.

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