The Living Past of America: A Pictorial Treasury of Our Historic Houses and Villages That Have Been Preserved and Restored.

New York: Crown Publishers, 1955. Hardcover. 4to. Tan cloth spine and lavender paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 234pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine/good plus. Jacket a bit edgeworn, with loss of upper third of rear flap extending into chip at upper left of rear panel. Item #32865

First edition, tight and nice, of this popular survey and tour of historic American homes -- signed large and bold by Vanderbilt in blue ballpoint on the front flyleaf. Vanderbilt (1898-1974), actually Vanderbilt IV, was a newspaper journalist and author of several volumes.

Price: $25.00