HOMES, AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
by GARDNER, E.C.
GARDNER, E.C. HOMES, AND HOW TO MAKE THEM. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1874. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth. Frontispiece plate, 314 pages. First edition. A charming book, written as a series of letters from an architect to his client, heavily illustrated with attractive drawings in the text. The author was an architect in Springfield, Massachusetts, the designer of Trinity Church there. This book reflects the aesthetic sensitivity which was beginning to be felt throughout America. Chapters include Every Man should have a Home; Building-sites and foundation-walls; The weakness and sham of brickwork; Fashion and ornament, hard wood and paint, etc. With thirty text illustrations. A remarkably bright copy. (Inventory #: 40565)