Auction Date: 2/07/2020 at 10am
Rural Architecture of a Series of Designs For Ornamental Cottages by P.F. Robinson, Arch’t. 1823 First Edition. 4to, p., 96 lithographed plates, Original half calf, marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt. "The 20 designs include two lodges, five cottages, one double cottage, one group of four attached cottages, four farm houses, two "residences," one parsonage, two alms houses, a dairy, and a boat house and fishing cottage." Each is illustrated in plain, elevation, and view on four or more plates and described in one or more pages of letterpress. Half calf, marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, size 8¾” × 10¾”. (This was one of the first books featuring plans of homes for the emerging middle classes who wanted a stylish home without the expense of employing an Architect to design one).