The Architect Volume I; A Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas, Connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States

Ranlett, William H.

Published by DeWitt & Davenport, 1854
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This is Volume I only of a two-volume set. First edition was 1847, second edition believed to be 1849, this edition probably the third. Printed and bound in the USA [NY?]. Rebound in San Francisco in 1947 for $200 in beige leatherette hardboards, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Edges probably recut at that time. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.5 x 11.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. There are 82 numbered pages of text and many unnumbered pages consisting of perspective views, floor plans, architectural details and garden lay-outs. Many of the elevations are in duo-tone. Most text pages and some plate pages with light to moderate foxing, a few more with extensive foxing. Vertical semi-crease to the first several pages, fairly minor. A Very Good Minus copy. Twenty-one designs for cottages and small villas are presented in this volume. Receipt for rebinding costs slipped in. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Architect Volume I; A Series of Original...
Publisher: DeWitt & Davenport
Publication Date: 1854
Binding: Leatherette
Book Condition: Very Good Minus

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Ranlett, William H.
Published by DeWitt & Davenport, New York (1849)
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Book Description DeWitt & Davenport, New York, 1849. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. This is the 1849 printing, NOT a modern re-issue. The sub-title reads: "Illustrated by Drawings of Ground Plots, Plans, Perspective Views, Elevations, Sections and Details." Over-sized (folio) three-quater black leather with green cloth boards. Binding is worn, stained. Text/plate pages are tight and clean with no marks. There is light to moderate foxing here and there. Many plates are actually free of foxing. A fairly large water stain near the gutter of the title page and the two leaves following. This water stain does not affect the plates. A total of 60 plates. Plates 53 and following show a water stain at the extreme bottom edge of the plates--does not affect the images on the plates. Plate 59 has a horizontal cut at the mid point. Our conservator has expertly mended the cut to the point that one can hardly see it. Plate 60 is missing the top two thirds. This plate appears to have been devoted to floor plans. Reasonable to assume someone in the deep past excised a floor plan for portable reference. This book provides an interesting insight into American domestic architecture in the pre-Civil War years. Name and "San Francisco Cal" in ink in an old hand on the inside of the front cover. Photos available upon request. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # MP17-181C

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Ranlett, William H. Adolf K. Placzek (general editor).
Published by New York: Da Capo Press [DaCapo Press], 1976. (1976)
ISBN 10: 0306707993 ISBN 13: 9780306707995
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Book Description New York: Da Capo Press [DaCapo Press], 1976., 1976. TWO VOLUME COMPLETE SET. Full title: THE ARCHITECT; A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS, FOR DOMESTIC AND ORNAMENTAL COTTAGES AND VILLAS, CONNECTED WITH LANDSCAPE GARDENING, ADAPTED TO THE UNITED STATES, ILLUSTRATED BY DRAWINGS OF GROUND PLOTS, PLANS, PERSPECTIVE VIEWS, ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS, AND DETAILS. Reprint of the 1849-1851 New York edition published by Dewitt & Davenport. Both hardcover volumes, each H 37.25cm x L 28.5cm, lacking dust jackets and bound in uniform beige cloth with dark brown lettering. Some toning and soiling to cloth most evident at spine heels and adjacent bottom corners of front boards. Mild toning to endpapers. VOLUME I: [8], 82 pages plus separately numbered pages of b/w plates and designs; a very good copy. VOLUME II: [6], i-iv, 5-87 pages plus separately numbered pages of b/w plates and designs; top corners of boards bumped; unobtrusive light rippling evident to several rear leaves; a very good- copy. Classic 19th century architectural monograph and pattern book by architect William Ranlett. Please note that these oversized books have an approximate shipping weight of 7.25 pounds and will require additional postage and insurance for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. ISBN 0306707993. Seller Inventory # D17-10396

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William H. Ranlett.
Published by New York: Willilam H. Graham (1847)
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Book Description New York: Willilam H. Graham, 1847. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio, 3/4 contemporary leather, spine well worn, corners well rubbed, upper cover with endpapers and title page detached, 82pp., terminal lithographed advertising plate for Walker's Patented Improved Hot Air Furnace. With 60 lithographed plates, many of them tinted. HITCHCOCK 971 (noting that Volume I was published thus while Volume II, appearing in 1848, came out in parts, irregularly). First Edition. Seller Inventory # E-33/93

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