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when was Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May first published?
Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:56 pm
Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:10 pm
Well, here's a bookseller that has the first edition of the first printing
and here's a clue as to why, from Amazon
"The success of the first edition of Sunset Western Ranch Houses led Sunset and Cliff May to bring out a second edition in 1958. Very different than the first edition, this too proved to be a best-seller. In addition being more thorough than the earlier work, the second edition also showed that May's architecture was going in new directions. He still preserved the rustic traditions and materials of the ranch house, but his designs were more open and flexible. The houses show that May had absorbed many of the modernist advances in domestic achitecture taking place in Southern California, while still maintaining his esthetic roots in the Spanish ranch house. "
Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:09 pm
Sounds like you have a signed copy of the first edition of the second version of the book. I have the second printing (1947) of the Copyright 1946 version scowsa links to. I even remember it having the paper outer cover. I also have the contemporary reprint of the 1958 version so I do know the differences. I think the one you have AJ, as a first edition of that version is probably worth as much as a 1946 one. Both rare birds.
Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:13 pm
thank you both for the great info and quick response!
Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:40 pm
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:08 pm