Title Latin Tiles
Book Condition Good Plus
Edition Second Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher San Francisco, CA Gladding, McBean & Co. 1923
Seller ID 006609
This is the second edition of 1923; the first edition appeared in 1919. Printed by Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco. 12 x 9.25 inches. Original stiff-paper boards, with illustrated paper title label to front board. Label with a crease and with moderate loss. Spine has been crudely reinforced with black tape, unattractive but doing the job of preventing the spine from deteriorating. Moderately bumped corners. 87 numbered pages, with a full-page, full-color frontispiece and with numerous B&W documentary photographs, and several pages of schematic drawings showing details of construction and specifications for the Latin tiles. A very clean copy. A Good Plus copy. This book constitutes a significant archival record not so much on account of the roofing tiles being show-cased but rather on account of the many significant buildings illustrated, including private residences, public structures, and rehabilitated California missions. Highly evocative photo-plates of a landscape of yester-year, many of the buildings having been since pulled down to make way for what passes as progress.
Architecture, Californiana, Ceramics