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Briggs, R.A.

Bungalows and country residences. A series of designs and examples of recently executed works. Fifth edition, revised, with several new plates.

London, Batsford 1901.

Reference: 9417
Price: £65 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. xi + (1)pp, 47 litho plates. Publisher’s cloth. Ownership stamp of Stavers H.Tiltman FRIBA on front free endpaper. Binding frayed at one outer corner, slight wear at head and foot of spine.

Briggs’s Bungalows and Country Residences, issued in five editions between 1891 and 1901, established the bungalow as a distinct building type, as well as immortalising its author, the architect Robert Alexander Briggs (1858-1916), as “Bungalow Briggs”. The designs featured are mainly for small houses on the fringes of London, in a variety of picturesque styles using brick and timber ; Briggs was no architectural purist, but he was certainly a fluent draughtsman with a sizeable practice in house design, and one design featured is for a client as far away as New Zealand. This edition has a new preface by Briggs, and contains two more plates than the previous fourth edition.