Boston. Rogers & Manson. 1907.
January through June 1907 numbers of The Brickbuilder; paper wraps (with advertising); size 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches; title-page and photographic frontispiece (unnumbered) to each issue; pages 1 through 112 comprise the six issues. Two binding holes for string binding (not present) in left margin of each issue. Owner's name in pencil on some covers. Loose in the January number is a four page Index for Volume 16, January-December. Covers and contents virtually "as new," bright and clean. "Devoted to the Interests of Architecture in Materials of Clay"; so reads the inscription on the first page of each number. Emphasis is clearly placed on the use of terra cotta in the facades of buildings large and small. A short-list of the illustrated articles in the six issues includes: Volume No. 1 January) Modern English Suburban Houses; A Terra Cotta Lumber, with Plaster Finish House; The Architectural Growth of New York plus a r. Volume No. 2 February) Synagogue Architecture I by Arnold W. Brunner (Architect of Congregation Shearith Israel in NYC); Modern English Brickbuilding; A Village Courthouse. Volume No. 3 March) Synagogue Architecture (Concluded) by Arnold W. Brunner; A New Attempt in House Architecture (Halsey Ricardo designed London mansion); Subway Decoration (Rookwood etc.). Volume No. 4 April) Final Report on the San Francisco Fire; Sanatoria for Consumptives (European establishments); Strength of Brick and Brick Piers; A Group of Modern English Houses. Volume No. 5 May) The New Hotel Traymore, Atlantic City (imploded 1972); James Knox Taylor--Supervising Architect of the US Department of the Treasury; Variations in Brick and Stone. Volume No. 6 June) William Le Baron Jenney (obituary for the Father of the American Skyscraper); Architectural Study in Southern France (with extensive bibliography); Ceramic Tiles and Their Use. Overall, the six numbers offer a fascinating array of illustrated articles emphasizing "Architecture in Materials of Clay," with terra cotta clearly a favored building material. Item #50059