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THE DWELLINGS OF THE LABOURING CLASSES, THEIR ARRANGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION; ILLUSTRATED BY A REFERENCE TO THE MODEL HOUSES OF THE SOCIETY FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE LABOURING CLASSES, WITH OTHER BUILDINGS RECENTLY ERECTED: AND AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT'S EXHIBITION MODEL HOUSES, HYDE PARK, 1851; THE MODEL COTTAGES &C. BUILT BY THE WINDSOR ROYAL SOCIETY; WITH PLANS AND ELEVATIONS OF DWELLINGS ADAPTED TO TOWNS.
Published By Request, And Sold For The Benefit Of The Society For Improving The Condition Of The Labouring Classes, London, 1855 Third Edition, Revised With Additional Material, - Large 8vo., (8) + 68pp., including the half-title, with numerous text figures and whole-page illustrations followed by 12 litho plates. Original publisher's green flexible cloth lettered gilt on front. Slight edgewear else VG+. Bookplate of 'John Cotton, architect' a Midlands landscape painter and architect (1844-1934) with his ownership signatures. A life of him appeared in 2002 by Jennie Mcgregor Smith. He has inserted 2 pamphlets, one at the rear about an organisation for promoting the enlargement and repair of churches and chapels (pp 8, 1861) , the other more substantial and decidedly scarce by the English textile manufacturer and philanthropist Edward Akroyd 'On improved dwellings for the working classes, with a plan for building them in connection with benefit building societies.' (Shaw and Sons, London 1862 pp ii, 22 + 10 leaves leaves of folding plans and plates.) The plates show proposed buildings at Copley village and the model village of Akroydon--these were by W H Crosland under the supervision of George Gilbert Scott. The plan was for a quadrangular arrangement of 350 houses, but only 90 were actually built. No date, c.last page dated 1855. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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