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Plan of Chicago: Prepared under the Direction of the Commercial Club, during the years MCMVI, MCMVII, MCMVIII. Edited by Charles Moore. With a new introduction by Wilbert R. Hasbrouck. Da Capo Series in Architecture and Decorative Art, Volume 29
New York: Da Capo Press, 1970. viii, 31cm. First printing. Brown cloth with black titling; dust jacket. [facsimile] [frontis, xviii, [1], 164p, illustrated [maps, plates, fold out plates], indexed]. With 142 illustrations, 81 are historical documents; 61 drawings prepared specifically for the Chicago Plan; 33 are maps, plans or diagrams for changes to streets, railroads and parks. There is a second set of drawings by Fernan Janin. There are 11 perspectives, in color, by Jules Guerin, and these are the glory of the Plan. "The Chicago Plan, as seen in these renderings, is logical , symmetrical, and beautiful. This last quality, which was in many ways the most important for Burnham, is fully conveyed in the gorgeous panoramic renderings." Guerin later worked with Bennett on the Minneapolis Plan (1917). Charles W. Eliot reviewed the Chicago Plan for Century Magazine in 1910 and stated: "This Plan suggests on nearly every page the urgent need of combining differing individual interests for a common end, or procuring the cooperation of competing corporations, and of bringing to bear the public opinion of the multitude to effect the execution of the Plan. It suggests, in short, a large social or collective work, planned in the interest not only of the present generation, but of many generations to come." To help bring the Plan to the citizens of Chicago, the Wacker Manual was published soon afterward and was used for the next decade as an eight grade public school text. The Plan also led to the Creation of the Chicago Plan Commission which evolved into the Department of Planning and Development. Two corners bumped; jacket worn at the corners, short closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel. A near fine copy in a very good jacket.
Item #19943
Price: $125.00
Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects. Held in The Octagon, December 29, 1905, and the New Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, January 9, 10, 11,1905
Washington DC: The Board of Directors of the A.I.A. 1906. Frontis, 250p, illustrations, [5p], index. 24cm. Blue wraps with gilt titling on the front cover. Bottom edge crease with short tears, slight spine crease; bookplate on front free endpaper. Unopened. In very good condition. Includes Daniel Burnham's Plan for Baguio and Manila in the Philippines, plus the fold-out map of Manila. The only publication of this map for the general public, which was officially published in the Annual Report of the Philippine Commission for 1905. Scarce.
Item #17507
Price: $800.00
Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects. Held in the new Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, December 11, 12 and 13, 1902
Washington DC: The Board of Directors of the A.I.A. 1903. Frontis, 247p, illustrations, [2], index. 24cm. Blue wraps with gilt titling on the front cover. Two corner creases, slight spine crease. Partially opened. In very good condition. Presentation of the Macmillan plan of Washington DC, in which the center piece was the creation of the National Mall. Scarce.
Item #17506
Price: $600.00
Report on a Plan for San Francisco. Daniel Burnham.
Report on a Plan for San Francisco.
By Daniel H. Burnham assisted by Edward H. Bennett. Presented to the Mayor and Board of Directors by the Association for the Improvement and Adornment of San Francisco. Edited by Edward O'Day. September MCMV. Published by the City. 211p, [numerous fold-outs, illustrations, folded plans], [8p. index]. Bound in burgundy cloth; titling in gilt on the front cover and spine. Stain to the foot of the spine, bottom edge of the covers penetrating the bottom cover to the first few endpapers. Three tears to the large maps. Burnham was invited to develop a comprehensive plan for San Francisco and began work in September of 1904. The Plan was presented to the city in September of 1905 and printed copies, estimated at 3,000, were ready for distribution to the public by April of 1906. Accounts indicate that the copies were delivered to city hall on April 17th and the earthquake struck on April 18th. The ensuing fire destroyed city hall and the stock of reports. It is not known how many copies survived, and although copies do exist in the San Francisco Public Library and other institutions, there is no census as to the number of surviving copies. Copies that do become available are usually from institutional special collections and are thus ex-library. In very good condition.
Item #14112
Price: $3,000.00