Signed first edition of An American Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Quarto, 269pp. Orange cloth, title in gilt and red on spine, embossed title on cover. Wear to cloth at top edge of spine, light soiling. Frontispiece portrait and 237 black and white illustrations. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Previous ownership inscription in pencil on front endpaper. In publisher’s dust jacket, $10 retail price on front flap, light toning to spine as is common, foxing to interior flaps, some chipping to top edge of spine, closed tear on back panel with archival repair, an uncommonly nice example. (Sweeney, 1050) Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright on the front endpaper: “To James / Frank Lloyd Wright / ’57.”
This first edition of An American Architecture was followed by a British edition in 1956 from The Architectural Press and a revised edition in 1970 from Bramhall House Publishing.