New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1913. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. viii, 189, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, and floor plans. Page 7 has some marks where the preceding page stuck to it and was pulled apart later. Very Good. Item #21140
Organic and consistent homes in 1913, with practical, serviceable, and convenient details. They have an architectural quality that betrays the hand trained in sound schools; outwardly, whatever their stylistic analogies, they are manifestly emanations from their plans, and the result is as vital as the great domestic building of the 16th and 17th centuries. Ralph Cram was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the Gothic Revival style. Scarce volume documenting a variety of American country houses designed by many of the leading architects of the day.