D. Appleton, 1866, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Early Edition
CLEAVELAND, HENRY W., and BACKUS, WILLIAM and SAMUEL D. Village and Farm Cottages, The Requirements of American Village Homes ... With Designs of Such Houses of Moderate Cost, New York: D. Appleton, 1866. Tall octavo, third edition, pp. xii, 189, 2 (ads), 23 plates including frontis, green morocco boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front, book label on front pastedown. Includes a second title page and a chapter on garden design. Hitchcock 274 lists this edition as the third of four (first was 1856). Karpel B233 for the first edition: "An important work covering the philosophy and value of a home, interiors, hints on construction, the improvement of grounds and gardens, and giving twenty-three designs, which are characterized by Vincent Scully as belonging to the second phase of the stick style." Condition of this book: Boards worn at extremities, spine ends chipped. Internal dampstaining, especially at preliminaries, but content unaffected. Overall good and sound. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Architecture; United States; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53331.