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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... Possibly the average reader was not impressed by this confession and thought it mere persiflage. Yet it is fatally true; and a writer describing a work like the one which forms the text of this paper cannot forget the danger. Still, at the risk of being tedious, it is needful to make some comment on the illustrations, and to attempt to convey to one who has not had the good fortune to see the real home a faint impression of its undoubted if not peculiarly unique charm and attraction. The outer door, of oak, carvec. Miss TK Devitt, has been left in its natural colo.tie photograph reproduced on page 168 explijs its design so clearly that it would be useless to add a description in words. In the hall is some excellent stained glass by Mr. Oscar Paterson, whose work has lately been dealt with in The Studio: the subjects are ships and the sea, treated in his individual and very decorative fashion. The woodwork of the hall and staircase is painted white, with a frieze in strong green; in place of an ordinary carpet the stairs are covered with Daghestan rugs. The dining-room facing east, is quite a small room, one wall all window, with a wide low window-seat. The room is in green and yellow, variety of colour being introduced by an old cabinet of blue china. The principal living-room is a spacious apartment, thirty-six feet long, with three ten-foot bays and a ten-foot ingle-nook. The stalls to the height of seven feet are panelled in darkened oak, as is the ceiling of the inglenook; the floor is also of oak. The ceiling of the room itself and the frieze below are of modelled plaster in low relief. Electric light is carried by LIVING-ROOM (NORTH SIDE) AT GROVE HILL COTTAGE, HARROW ARNOLD MITCHELL, ARCHITECT fittings of hammered iron, with pale blue...
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