The Gentleman's House, or How to Plan English Residences from the Parsonage to the Palace
London: John Murray (1864) 1865 2nd edition
xlv, 464 pp: title-page vignette, 45 plates of plans (most folding). Quarter blue cloth. Repaired at head and base of spine to make good copy. One or two plates badly folded into the book and one with short tear else vg indeed. This was the first book to systematically deal with the planning of country houses. The book draws on actual examples of houses constructed or under construction. Alongside the house there is considerations of related offices such as stables. Robert Kerr was at the time, Professor of the Arts of Construction at Kings College London. Ex libris, Michael Manser with his and José's bookplate on front paste down.