NY: Thomas Y.Crowell, 1889. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth, front cover decorated and lettered in gilt. Near fine. 321 pages. 23 x 18 cm. Thirty-one wood engraved illustrations and six photographs. Index. HITCHCOCK 505. KARPEL B258. "In contrast to the purely architectural pattern book, this `is intended to deal with houses in a housekeeping spirit,' in terms of convenience, stability, and beauty of surroundings. It provides an insight into architectural `functionalism' long before this became the predominant fashion in the early twentieth century." Interior contents, fresh and clean, backstrip nicked head and foot, small owner inscription free front endpaper. (Inventory #: 11517)
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