Stately Homes in America from Colonial Times to the Present Day.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1903. First edition. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. xiv, 532, illustrated with b/w photographs. Ex-library markings. Very Good. Item #21771
The chapters are: Men Who Build Fine Houses; The Colonial Residence; The Meaning of the Transitional Dwelling; The Character of the Transitional Dwelling; The Beginnings of the Greater Modern Residence; The Modern American Residence - Economic and Social Conditions; The Modern American Residence - Its Exterior; The Modern American Residence - Its Interior. Vintage photos (both interior and exterior) are included with history about the homes, and architectural opinions of the time are given. A large number of homes are covered in extensive detail, including the residences of William Waldorf Astor, Andrew Carnegie, Henry M. Flagler, Cornelius Vanderbilt, J. Pierpont Morgan, Potter Palmer, Lawrence C. Phipps, and many more. Very scarce first edition.