Königl.Centralstelle des Württemb. Landwirthschaftlichen Vereins (ed)
Muster-Plane zu ländliche Bauwesen mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die verschiedenen im Königreiche Württemberg üblichen Bauformen. Erstes Heft (all published).
Stuttgart, Ebner & Seubert nd (1840s ?).
Large folio. (4)ff, 15 litho plates. Publisher’s printed boards, bumped at outer upper corner of back cover. A little light spotting on text leaves. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions of G(ustav) Koerner, Gondelsheim (Baden), at foot of front cover and on front pastedown endpaper, and his later neat ownership stamp at foot of half title leaf.
A rare large folio publication providing outline linear elevations, sections and ground plans of model designs for farm houses and for their associated farm buildings. The designs, suitable for local conditions in the rural areas of the kingdom of Württemberg in South-Western Germany, were supplied by the Stuttgart-based architect and builder Ludwig Friedrich Gaab (1800-1869), best known as the designer of the now destroyed neo-classical Kronprinzenpalais in the centre of Stuttgart. Although described on its title leaf as “Erstes Heft”, no further part was issued, and it seems likely that its large folio format was over-ambitious. Copies of this publication are hard to locate today, and it does not appear that the fact that Gaab waa responsible for these designs has been widely recognised.