Village and Farm Cottages. The Requirements of American Village Homes Considered and Suggested; With Designs For Such Houses Of Moderate Cost
by Cleaveland, Henry W. & William Backus et al.
NY: D. Appleton, 1856. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown publisher's cloth embossed in blind and lettered in gilt. Near fine. 189 pages. 8vo, 23 x 15 cm. Additional vignette title and twenty-three plates. Each design with plans. The latter were available for a modest fee; marketed to "the small farmer, and the laboring man generally." HITCHCOCK 272. KARPEL B233. "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." Scattered light tfoxing, binding firm and clean, gilt front cover and backstrip lettering bright. (Inventory #: 6901)
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