New York: Timbre Books, (1985). Side-stapled volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches: , 65, . Original glossy color pictorial wrappers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout text. Wrappers lightly sunned.
First edition of this architectural coloring book by New Yorker illustrator Roxie Munro, whose line drawings of New York City buildings are paired with passages about the city from famous New Yorkers. Featured landmarks include St. Patrick's Cathedral (1878), the Brooklyn Bridge (1883), the Dakota (1884), Carnegie Hall (1891), the Flatiron (1902), Grand Central Terminal (1913), the Chrysler Building (1930), the Empire State Building (1931), the Guggenheim Museum (1959), the Metropolitan Opera House (1966), the World Trade Center (1974), and Philip Johnson's AT&T Building (now Sony Tower, 1983). Songwriter Sammy Cahn, one of the New Yorkers whose words accompany Munro's drawings, sums up the spirit of the project: “If they ever finish New York, it's finished!" A near-fine example of a remarkable book, never colored.