New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863. First edition. Leather spine; custom box. Octavo, pp. 171. Illustrated with b/w engravings. Housed in a custom box due to fragile condition. The engraving for house plan #2 is present, but its floor plan has been cut out of the book. Fair; covers missing and text block adhered to the spine with duct tape. Item #19448
American architect Henry Hudson Holly documented the stylistic development of domestic American architecture in the 1860s, when the Victorian Italianate style was at its peak. 34 structures are illustrated with house plans. In the preface, the author states that the publication was delayed by two years because of the War Between the States. Very rare; we've never had a copy of the first edition before. From the Old House Journal library.