Oct 20, 2009 - Sale 2190

Sale 2190 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 660
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
BILLINGS, JOHN SHAW. Description of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. 56 plates, comprising 34 plans and elevations and 22 photographic interior and exterior views. Half-title. Folio, contemporary 1/2 leather, worn, front cover starting, rear cover detached; contents clean. Baltimore, 1890

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first edition. Billings masterminded the planning of Johns Hopkins Hospital and oversaw its construction. "Billings's design incorporated the best of recent European and American hospital experience together with the results of his own innovative ideas, especially in ventilation and heating . . . When completed, the Johns Hopkins Hospital became a model for other new large hospitals in the United States, while Billings's ideas rapidly passed into common currency among hospital organizers and planners" (ANBO).