DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE, Containing a History of the Science, and the Principles of Designing Public Edifices, Private Dwelling-Houses, Country Mansions and Suburban Villas, with Practical Dissertations on Every Branch of Building .. 63 plates
London, George Virtue 1850 approx) Frontis. + 62 plates shewing a view of the house, often also a cross section in doll house style, a ground plan & details + text illustrations of the style of furniture recommended for each type of house. . Quarto half calf spine gilt and with contrasting title-label (rebacked with most of spine relaid, corners worn) xii+342pp titlepage continues "from the Choice of the Site, to the Completion of the Appendages. Also, Some Observations on Rural Residences, Their Characteristic Situation and Scenery; with instructions on the Art of Laying Out and Ornamenting Grounds; Exemplified in Sixty-Three Plates, containing Diagrams and Exemplars of the various Styles of Domestic Architecture, with a Description, and Wood-Cuts of the Appropriate Furniture, Garden, and Landscape Scenery of Each." Styles include Egyptian, Roman, Tudor, Stuart, French chateau, Florentine Villa, Swiss cottage, Oriental pavillions, Tudor Gate Houses, etc.also stables, entrance lodges, dog kennels Ice houses etc. Occasional, mainly marginal foxing except for portrait frontis more heavily foxed. Tissue guards in place and all plates in neat condition.
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Keywords: architecture houses garden design furniture