Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. Cummings, Charles A. First Edition. Large Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2315778
First edition. Boards lightly rubbed, pencil initials on front free endpaper.
xiv, 323 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Bulfinch designed many public buildings in Boston, and James Monroe name him Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. CONTENTS: Introduction; Ancestry; Youth and Foreign Travel; Boston after the Revolution--Marriage; Early Plans and Disappointments; Architect and Chairman of Selectmen; Madam Bulfinch's Letters; Home Life and Anxieties; Removal to Washington; Architect to the Capitol; Return to New England--Conclusion; Appendix: List of Public Buildings Designed by Charles Bulfinch.