Rural Architecture: Being a Complete Description of Farm Houses, Cottages, and Out Buildings; comprising Wood Houses, Workshops, Tool Houses, Carriage and Wagon Houses, Stables, Smoke and Ash Houses, Ice Houses, Apiary or Bee House, Poultry Houses, Rabbitry, Dovecote, Piggery, Barns and Sheds for Cattle, &c, &c, &c, together with Lawns, Pleasure Grounds and Parks; The Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Garden. Also, Useful and Ornamental Domestic Animals for the Country Resident, &c. &c., &c. Also, the Best Method of Conducting Water into Cattle Yards and Houses.
New York: Saxton, 1852. First edition. Cloth over Boards, heavy wear. Small octavo, pp. xv, 384 plus 10-page publisher's catalog bound in; illustrated w/ b/w engravings and plans. Signed by the publisher on front end paper. Good; water staining, small splits at the hinges. Item #19278
A scarce and sought after book covering rural building needs and practices comprehensively, and w/ fine illustrations. Most of the designs are after the style of Downing, referred to as the Bracketed Mode. From the library of Old House Journal.