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Lost Boston [Inscribed by Author]

Jane Holtz Kay

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ISBN 10: 0395276098 / ISBN 13: 9780395276099
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1980
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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9 x 11 inches. xiii, 304 pages. Signed by author, with an inscription, on ffep; "To Robert - Whose contributions to Boston (and Cambridge environs) have kept the losses down. Jane Holtz Kay". Condition of the book is Very Good; spine lightly faded, internally very clean, binding is tight. Dust jacket is Very Good; very light surface wear. STK. Bookseller Inventory # 30204

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Title: Lost Boston [Inscribed by Author]

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First printing.

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Photographs document homes, mansions, theaters, museums, office buildings, factories, and churches in Boston that have been torn down or destroyed by fire

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"An elegant architectural history, excellently illustrated."--Washington Post

"Earns a place on the short shelf of indispensable books about the architecture and physical form of Boston."--Boston Globe

"Not just another historical picture book, this is a remarkable narrative of Boston 's evolution. Kay's lively, well-researched text opens to view the many new environments that Boston assimilated while holding to old ideals. Various attempts at shaping the city by leveling hills, filling tidal estuaries, and widening and straightening crooked streets are displayed in the excellent reproductions of more than 350 rare photographs that supplement the text. . . . The author also documents the development of three centuries of architectural styles, many of which are only preserved through the medium of photographs. Kay vividly describes the Puritans' City upon a Hill of 1630-1680, the Granite in Athens of 1820-1850, and the New Land of 1850-1870, among other equally absorbing themes. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

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