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Vaux, Calvert

Villas and cottages. A series of designs prepared for execution in the United States.

New York, Dover Publications Inc 1970.

Reference: 10503
Price: £12 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. xxiv + 348 + (16)pp. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. Jill Allibone’s copy, with acquisition date July 1979.

A facsimile reprint of a volume of designs by Calvert Vaux (1824-92), an English-born architect who had been a pupil of L.N. Cottingham before emigrating to the U.S.A. to enter an architectural partnership with the successful American practitioner A.J. Downing. After Downing’s death in 1852 Vaux remained in the U.S.A., entering a subsequent successful partnership with another English-trained architect, F.C. Withers, and the present volume publishes designs for villas and for small houses from each of these two stages of Vaux’s American career, with a full and interesting explanatory text and numerous woodcut illustrations (many of which were prepared by Withers. First published in 1857, but the reprint is taken from the second edition, 1864.