102 pages. Folio, 37 x 29 cm. More than sixty tinted plates and twelve in full-color as well as black and white engravings. First published, 1859 by Lippincott. KARPEL B347. "Information on city houses in general and the Philadelphia row house in particular is scarce (there were two modern studies up to 1979). Sloan's work will be highly useful for whoever continues the row-house study, for it is concerned with a wide variety of row-house and street-front designs, including an ornamental store front, a city residence (ie. row house), a private banking house and numerous other city building types with limited frontage and extended depth. The lithographed plates, tinted or in colors by L.N. Rosenthal, are lovely." HITCHCOCK 1189. Spine extremity wear with slight loss, intermittent scattered age-toning mostly marginal, plates 64-65 dampstained lower fore-edge corner not affecting image; overall plates bright and clean. Orig. publisher's brown cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and blind. Very good. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: City And Suburban Architecture; Numerous ...
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott
Publication Date: 1867
Edition: Second edition.
Book Description J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1859. First Edition. Folio (14x11), original cloth, illustrated with 136 engraved plates (62 are tined and 12 are in color), 104 pp. Covers are rubbed and worn, the spine is torn with small piece missing, ends and corners are chipped; contents are foxed with some darkening to text pages, some offsetting to text pages, signature on title. Overall a decent copy, and complete. Sloan (1815-1884) was born in Beaver Dam Pennsylvania, and was apprenticed to become a carpenter at the age of six. By the 1840s he became an architect, and by the next decade he would become architect to Philadelphiaâ€™s business elite. He built mansions, commercial buildings, speculative housing, and even some resort communities. This is a rare work that provides a lot of information on 19th century American architectural style, including residential design, and particularly Philadelphia row houses. The color lithographic plates are by L.N. Rosenthal. Bookseller Inventory # 100541