Beautiful Houses; Being a Description of Certain Well-Known Artistic Houses…

Beautiful Houses; Being a Description of Certain Well-Known Artistic Houses by HAWEIS Mrs [Mary Eliza] < >

Beautiful Houses; Being a Description of Certain Well-Known Artistic Houses by Mrs Haweis with a preface

London Sampson Low, Searle & Rivington Ltd 1882

2nd edition. [4] viii +115pp illustrated with engraved frontispiee. Original art vellum. Small 8vo.blocked with red and back lettering. The book describes 12 artists houses including, Sassoon, Leighton, Hazeltine, William Burgess, Morrison, Alma Tadema and The British Embassy in Rome and Villa Campana. Attractive book which is sought after because of the artist houses represented. Book label of Robin de Beaumont. Exceptionally clean and bright copy. The descriptions of selected houses first appeared in the journal Queen in 1880-1881 and Mrs Haweis collected them in what she calls her second edition but actually is the first edition in book form. She wrote particularly for women. Other books relating to the home are The Art of Beauty (1878), The Art of Dress (1879), The Art of Decoration (1881), and The Art of Housekeeping (1889), which formed part of a series on "Art and the Home" which was also the series in which Rhoda & Agnes Garrett published Decoration in the Home, their pioneering interior design business. Two versions of this book were produced, this edition in what may be described as a deluxe binding and the other in a paper binding which sports a series of period adverts.

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