Tuckett, Philip D.
Prize designs for covered homesteads, adapted to farms of 200 and 500 acres ; together with an introductory essay on the principles and practical management of covered homesteads.
London, John Weale 1862.
8vo. 44+(4)pp, 13 litho plates, comprising 11 litho plans and elevations and two aquatint views ; with Weale’s 32 page catalogue of “Books for the year 1861” bound in at end. Publisher’s decorative blind- and gilt-stamped cloth, surface of spine slightly split at hinges (but the binding otherwise in good, bright condition). Some intermittent internal spotting and an old stain at bottom right hand blank corner of plates, also slightly affecting front endpapers.
First and only edition. Tuckett was a surveyor and land agent who took to designing and planning farm buildings. In 1861 he had won a prize from the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for one of his designs for two differently sized homesteads, and his designs are published here. As the book was published by the well-known London architectural publisher John Weale, it seems probable that some copies of it would have reached Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and may have influenced homestead architecture in those countries. Only one copy reported to NUC (University of Texas).