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Book Condition: Very good
4to, 464 pp. Beautifully embossed leather covers featuring airplane, dirigible, and train amid futuristic buildings. Front cover depicts daytime lighting; rear the same image at night. Ten full-page color drawings offer a glimpse into the future as imagined by architecture professor Gilbert Allan Geist (1880-1937). The drawings depict rockets, skyscrapers and cities that at the time seemed visionary. [3 double & 7 single pages ; endpapers also illustrated by Geist; profusely illus. w/ b/w photos of students, faculty, administration, and activities.] The “Longhorn” was published by the senior class of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University) and this particular volume was honored as the number one yearbook in the nation. Geist taught painting, drawing and architecture at the college from 1910 to 1933. After retiring from Texas A&M, he moved to Philadelphia and worked as an architect for the federal government. To date, little of his artwork has emerged. Very good. Covers have wear to edges and corners but the embossed design is intact with no evident wear. Prior owner’s inked signatures and logo inside front cover.