New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1942). First edition. Hardcover.
Thick 8vo. xix,(1),631pp. Beige buckram, spine printed in black and gilt. Illustrated with 200 illustrations including 10 in full color. A fine copy with only a trace of wear.
Inscribed in 1942 at length on the front free endpaper by Brother Cornelius to Hubert Burnham, his "dear friend" and one of Chicago's leading architects, an intimate friend of Keith.
A supplement, not present here, was issued fourteen years later by the Academy Library Guild. Hubert Burnham, with his brother Daniel, Jr., and their father, Daniel, Sr., were leading architects in Chicago. The brothers did extensive work on the Century of Progress installaton in 1933.
This is the definitive work on Willie Keith's work, collected and curated by Brother Cornelius over a lifetime, and housed at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga.
. Fine. Item #19922