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Photo of Country Architecture: A Work, Designed for the use of the Nobility and Country Gentlemen, Being A Series Of Executed Works And Designs For Buildings Connected With Landed Property, Comprising  Labourers’ Cottages, Labourers’ Institute, Mechanics’ Dwellings, Entrance Lodges, Gates And Bridges, Gardeners’ And Keepers’ Lodges, Dairy And Laundry Cottages, Smithies’ and Farriers’ Houses, Bailiffs’ And Agents’ Residences, Stable Offices, Farm Houses, Farm Buildings, Village Hospital, Schools, School Mistress’s Houses, Curacy House, And Country Residences. by BIRCH, John.

BIRCH, John.

Country Architecture: A Work, Designed for the use of the Nobility and Country Gentlemen, Being A Series Of Executed Works And Designs For Buildings Connected With Landed Property, Comprising Labourers’ Cottages, Labourers’ Institute, Mechanics’ Dwellings, Entrance Lodges, Gates And Bridges, Gardeners’ And Keepers’ Lodges, Dairy And Laundry Cottages, Smithies’ and Farriers’ Houses, Bailiffs’ And Agents’ Residences, Stable Offices, Farm Houses, Farm Buildings, Village Hospital, Schools, School Mistress’s Houses, Curacy House, And Country Residences.

London and Edinburgh, William Blackwood And Sons,

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4to. (311 x 241 mm.) Publisher’s bevel-edged claret pebble grain decorative cloth, sometime expertly re-backed preserving the original gilt-lettered spine, all edges red, the front and rear free endpapers sympathetically renewed; 5, [1]pp. + 58 anastatic plates (numbered 1-49, 3a, 9a, 11a, 13a, 14a, 18a, 21a, 31a, 33a); the lower corner of the upper board very slightly bumped, the outer margin of the dedication leaf sympathetically strengthened, very occasional dust marks, otherwise a bright, clean copy.

Provenance: Edward J. Law, collector of anastatic books. with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

Examples include designs for estate cottages, lodges and service buildings. In addition there are designs for groups of model houses designed for the urban environment, such the Mechanics’ dwellings for Samuel Courtauld & Co. at Bocking in Essex, and a terrace of workers’ cottages erected for the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway Company. Each example is illustrated with an elevation and plan as well as likely costs. Included is a model specification ‘carefully prepared, containing a number of useful suggestions, remarks and explanatory diagrams.’

Stock number: 1056