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, etc.

Brown, Richard

Published by George Virtue, London, 1842
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Title: Domestic Architecture: Containing A History ...

Publisher: George Virtue, London

Publication Date: 1842

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.


342 pages. 29 x 24 cm. Engraved frontispiece of the author, and sixty-three plates containing perspective views and ground plans, and elevations drawn to scale. Also includes garden and landscape designs, ice house and dog house designs. Glossary of Landscape-Gardening Terms. HITCHCOCK," Early Victorian Architecture," notes "Brown's book is typical of the sort of book builders' draftsmen leaned on in the 40's for ideas. The appearance of another edition of this as late as 1852 indicates that the demand for this sort of material continued through the whole Early Victorian period. ARCHER 24.2 . "A voluminous and authoritative treatise (this title) treated the subject in a comprehensive manner unprecedented in British architectural literature." COLVIN P.147. Minor, intermittent age-toning. Orig. publisher's brown cloth with front cover illustration in gilt, recased with a portion of original spine laid-down. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 18325

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