London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
SMITH, George (1793-1877). Essay on the Construction of Cottages, Glasgow: Blackie and Son, 1834. 8° (223 x 136mm). Half title, engraved title by Howison and 11 folding plates. Original cloth, paper label on front board, with bookseller's ticket on pastedown (spine faded). 'These designs won the premium of the Highland Society in a competition for "the design of cottages for the labouring Classes"': RIBA 3073; Archer 310.1.
DOWNING, A. J. Cottage Residences or a Series of Designs for Rural Cottages and Cottage Villas ... adapted to North America, New York and London: Wiley and Putnam, 1844. 8° (238 x 142mm). 11 engraved plates, illustrations in the text (some browning and foxing). Original cloth gilt (rubbed, spine faded). Provenance: Fretwell W[illia]m Hoyle (armorial bookplate). Second edition. Sabin 20773.
With Richard Brown's Domestic Architecture (London, Virtue, , Archer 24.2) and T.F. Hunt's Exemplars of Tudor Architecture (London, Bohn, 1841, Archer 155.3). (4)
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