BOSTON – ELIOT, William Harvard (1796-1831). A Description of Tremont House with Architectural Illustrations. Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1830.

The only edition of this scarce work, the first monograph on an American buliding. Eliot's book was instrumental in the fame and widespread attention of Isaiah Rogers, the architect of the building in 1828-29, who would later be called the inventor of the modern hotel. Hitchcock 415; Sabin 22178a.

Small folio (325 x 260mm). 31 lithograph plates, including frontispiece plates (one handcolored; spotting throughout particularly in later plates). Contemporary blue paper boards and linen spine (some soiling).
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