Foreword by William Searle. The annotated bibliography describes 147 architectural treatises and building handbooks that were available in American libraries and bookstores prior to 1800. The books listed were highly influential in Colonial America. Originally published as part of the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1985, this revised and expanded second edition is the first hardcover edition. "Architectual Books in Early America" is an essential and valuable tool for the collector and student of early American architecture.