Santa Fe, New Mexico: Ancient City Press, 1961. First Edition. Folio. Item #027202
No pagination. Chiefly thirty three sketches and floorplans of adobe buildings followed by notes and how adobe plans were laid out. There was a cheap reprint done in 1986. William Lumpkins was an architect in La Jolla but in 1961 he went back to his earlier work in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico. He went back to large ranches where adobe was the standard, accepted building material. He also went to Lincoln, New Mexico with nearby Fort Stanton which was still a museum of Territorial Style. His dream was this book would turn to adobe (not the synthetic adobe, hollow tile, concrete block, brick covered with stucco to make a poor imitation of adobe) but the real material of the native earth and blending in the vast landscape of the Southwest. (Barnes, Adobe Bibliography). Plastic comb bound sift card wraps lettered and decorated in light and dark brown. Small stain to upper edge, light soiling to rear. A very good copy.