Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1982. Reprint. Wraps. 12 mo (5 1/2 X 8 1/2), pp. 189, illustrated. A 19th- century American architectural work aimed toward imparting tasteful house designs to tradesmen and others of modest means. "A modest home, which he may call his own, is beyond the reach of no capable and industrious man." The handsome plates depict floor-plans and views of a wide variety of simple but well appointed homes. Includes chapters on interior decoration as well as quite extensive directions on improving landscape, including garden designs and lists of fruits and vegetables to grow. With a new introduction by David Schuyler. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #1538
Uncommon reprint of an exceptionally scarce and important 1856 title (Hitchcock 272), a sequel to the work of A.J. Downing.