London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
HALFPENNY, William (d. 1755). Twelve Beautiful Designs for Farm-Houses, London: Robert Sayer, 1774. 4° (266 x 208mm). 12 engraved plates, 1-page publisher's advertisements (some spotting and offsetting). Modern calf-backed boards. First published in 1750, 'this was the first of four collections of designs for large farm houses and parsonages intended to appeal to "gentlemen of middling fortune"': RIBA 1452; Archer 138.4; Harris 320.
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