Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1991. Reissue. Decorated Wraps. Quarto, pp. 146, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and floor plans. Very good. Item #19469
A joint publication between the Philadelphia Athenaeum and Dover, this classic pattern book is reissued to bring popular Sears kit homes to a new generation. Over 300 photographs and illustrations, with full descriptions, offer views of 86 different houses and cottages of widely varying sizes and designs. Also shown are several room interiors for each of 14 homes, along with photographs and plans for nine garages and a hunter's cabin. In addition to visual documentation, the catalog provides extensive, detailed construction information, ranging from the grade of exterior siding to the type of wood used for flooring, windows and trim. An invaluable primary source of illustrated information for anyone engaged in the study, authentication or restoration of antique homes or furnishings, this period catalog will also be of special value to architectural and social historians, Americana enthusiasts and general readers.