London: Macmillan, 1880. First edition. Boards with Gilt Lettering and Decoration. Small Quarto, pp. 383 (volume 1) and 303 (volume 2). Indexed, illustrated with nearly 200 b/w wood block engravings. Very good; moderate front cover wear. Item #19785
Stevenson was a British architect of the late-Victorian era, and the first architect to produce designs in the Queen Anne style. The first volume focuses on architecture: what constitutes good architecture, the conditions necessary for producing good architecture, selecting an architectural style for your house, Gothic architecture, Greek architecture, Classical or Renaissance architecture, Italian architectural styles, and more. The second volume focuses on house planning, covering topics such as living rooms, servants' quarters, halls and stairs, town houses, materials, construction, heating, ventilation, lighting, water, sewage, bells, speaking tubes, lifts, and much more. A rare opportunity to own a first edition copy of this important two-volume set.