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Downing, A.J.

The architecture of country houses ; including designs for cottages, farm-houses, and villas, with remarks on interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilating. With a new introduction by J.Stewart Johnson.

New York, Dover Publications Inc 1969.

Reference: 10496
Price: £10 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. xxiv + (2) + 484 + (18)pp, (32) plates, 321 woodcut text ills. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplate and acquisition date 29 Apr 1981.

Facsimile reprint, with a new introduction, of the first edition, 1850, of he last and best-known book by Downing (1815-1852), the architect and landscape gardener who in the 1840s and early 1850s occupied a similar position of influence on domestic architecture in the United States to that exercised by J.C.Loudon in Britain in the 1830s.