Domestic Architecture: Containing a History of the Science, and the Principles of Designing Public Edifices, Private Dwelling-Houses, Country Mansions and Suburban Villas, with Practical Dissertations on Every Branch of Building from the Choice of the Site to the Completion of the Appendages; Some Observations on Rural Residences, Their Characteristic Situation and Scenery; with Instructions on the Art of Laying Out and Ornamenting Grounds. Building, Richard Brown.

Domestic Architecture: Containing a History of the Science, and the Principles of Designing Public Edifices, Private Dwelling-Houses, Country Mansions and Suburban Villas, with Practical Dissertations on Every Branch of Building from the Choice of the Site to the Completion of the Appendages; Some Observations on Rural Residences, Their Characteristic Situation and Scenery; with Instructions on the Art of Laying Out and Ornamenting Grounds

London: George Virtue, none (circa 1842). Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 339; should have 342 pages, so last several are missing. 63 plates containing perspective views and ground plans, and elevations drawn to scale. Original publisher's brown cloth with front cover illustration in gilt, repaired with the original spine laid-down. Good; some foxing and light stains on some plates. Item #20049

Also includes garden and landscape designs, ice house and dog house designs. Glossary of landscape-gardening terms. Hitchcock, "Early Victorian Architecture," notes: "Brown's book is typical of the sort of book builders' draftsmen leaned on in the 1840s for ideas. The appearance of another edition of this as late as 1852 indicated that the demand for this sort of material continued through the whole Early Victorian period. A voluminous and authoritative treatise that covered the subject in a comprehensive manner unprecedented in British architectural history.

Price: $175.00

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