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Photo of A Book of Cottages and Little Houses: For Landlords, Architects, Builders And Others: With Suggestions As To Cost, The Housing Difficulty, & The Improvement Of Taste In These Matters. by ASHBEE, C[harles]. R[obert].

ASHBEE, C[harles]. R[obert].

A Book of Cottages and Little Houses: For Landlords, Architects, Builders And Others: With Suggestions As To Cost, The Housing Difficulty, & The Improvement Of Taste In These Matters.

London, Printed At The Essex House Press, & Published By B.T. Batsford,

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8vo.(231 x 170 mm.) Bound in the original gilt-stamped cream cloth, sometime expertly re-backed preserving the original back strip, endpapers sympathetically renewed, t.e.g., preserved in a Ratchford Windsor cloth-covered slipcase; pp. [8], 130, [2] + 24pp. publisher’s adverts + [29] b/w photo plates numbered 1-25, 7A, 8A-C, numerous woodcut illustrations by F.L. Griggs and others, within the text; the cloth boards slightly darkened with occasional dust marks, internally an exceptionally bright, crisp copy.

Provenance: C. R. Ashbee’s distinctive wood-engraved bookplate to the front pastedown.

One of only 50 numbered copies bound in gilt-stamped cream cloth (as opposed to the green cloth of the ordinary issue limited to 200 copies), and ‘issued on paper with the Essex House Press mark and reserved for Subscribers to the Press.’ This copy numbered in magenta ink ‘30’.

Stock number: 1082