New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1871. First edition. Cloth over Boards. 12mo, pp 287, illustrated with b/w drawings and engravings. Very good; hinges starting to split. Item #19688
Hints and suggestions as to general principles of house building, style, cost, location, symmetry and modes of building. Chapters include water supply, kitchen and ventilation, foundations, brick, concrete walls, wooden walls, roof, painting, and more. Contains 33 house designs for buildings such as a stone cottage, a country church, a farm barn, a bowling alley, an Italian villa, a country house, a laborer's cottage, and more. An attractive volume of Victorian patterns. From the Old House Journal reference library.