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American Houses: A Variety of Original Designs for Rural Buildings
Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1861. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Complete with title page, copyright page, 2-page preface, and 73 pages; 26 chromolithographs providing 16 designs and floor plans with descriptive text on the page facing the design; no publisher's catalog at the end. Rebound in half leather with marbled boards; new endpapers. Lightly toned pages with some dust soiling, mostly along the top margins. Occasional finger smudges. Two very old library stamps; one on the copyright page and one on the reverse of the last page. Small piece of tape at the top margin of the copyright page. Samuel Sloan (1815-1884) was a Philadelphia-based architect and best-selling author of architecture books in the mid-19th century. He specialized in Italianate villas and country houses, churches, and institutional buildings. Designs are for Gothic, Italianate and English villas and cottages, a Gothic church, a western prairie cottage, conservatory, look-out, and summer house.
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