[Waltham, Mass., ca. 1900-1915?]. Oblong 8vo, quarter calf, pebbled cloth sides, 52 pp. autograph notes on Greek and Roman architectue, 63 pp. autograph notes on mechanical drawing. Illus. throughout (esp. the mechanical drawing lectures), with an additional 14 inserted plates of mechanical drawing examples. Portions of the calf spine missing, rear hinge cracked and tender; in good condition, with the drawings and manuscript clear and legible. Item #16022
The detailed notes on two courses taught by Morris. The mechanical drawing course is suggestive of the might of idustrial America in the early 20th century--progressing from pulleys and gears to how to draw pistons and steam boilers and large ship screw propellors, all of which had a certain hypnotic aesthetic beauty. Waltham directories give Morris as a longtime drawing teacher in the public schools from the 1880s through the 1910s and beyond; he appears to have moved to the Appleton Street address sometime around 1903. Faint ink stamp of Frost & Adams artist supplies of Boston on the front paste-down.