HOWARD, Edwin L. Gazebos and Garden Houses. New York: American Offset Corporation. 1935.
8vo. Original card wrappers, ring bond; pp. 56, printed in blue type, illustrated with the author's colour plates, sketches and blueprints throughout; very good. Provenance: signed by the author to title page, verso of front wrapper with the bookplate of Rachel MacMasters Miller Hunt and deaccession stamp of Hunt Botanical Library. Miller Hunt (1882-1963), bookbinder and collector, was the driving force behind the foundation of the Hunt Botanical Library, which was first established using her collection as its basis.
First and only edition. This charming privately published work features bold illustrations and clear blueprints, and is strikingly of its time in its design. Edwin L. Howard (1896-1982) was a Connecticut architect who was on a crest of success at the time of writing this book - his work had been featured in art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.