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Villas and Cottages A Series of Designs Prepared for Execution in the United States

Vaux, Calvert

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1872
Condition: Good Plus Hardcover
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Pioneering book of American suburban architecture and taste, first published in 1857. Vaux was a former partner of A.J. Downing and later of Frederic Law Olmsted. The present work, the only architectural publication by Vaux, illustrated his ideas for the proper country or suburban residence and helped set standards for the rest of the 19th century. Designs are in the Stick Style, using Gothic, Italianate, French Renaissance, etc. The final leaf features a color chromolithographic plate advertising "Patterns of Minton"s Tiles for Floors, for sale by Miller & Coates.New York." 370 engravings of drawings of houses and floorplans, 348 pp. Inside front endppr and blank leaf loose. Front cover very slightly loose. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005357

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Title: Villas and Cottages A Series of Designs ...

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1872

Binding: Maroon Gilt Lettered Cloth

Book Condition: Good Plus

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