London: John Murray, 1871. Cloth. Poor. Item #013152
Stated third edition, revised. Blue cloth. 477 pp., plus 32 pages of ads in the rear. Fold out plates and illustrations throughout. A history and guide to the planning and architecture of a variety of houses and residences in England, drawing on the history of castles and estates. This includes a look at the designs of various rooms, the exterior architecture and other aspects of house layout. The work is described as "the most lucid and encyclopaedic account available of mid-Victorian domestic planning" in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. POOR condition. Rear cover DETACHED. Covers faded, with some soiling and staining. Heavy splitting, chipping and fraying to the cloth along the hinges and extremities. First plate TORN in two along one fold, with a few other plates also torn into two pieces. Small stamp on the title page. Text block toned. Minor scattered soiling in the interior.
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