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    Domestic Architecture in the Tudor Style: Selected from Buildings Erected After the Designs and Under the Superintendence of P F Robinson

    London, for the author and sold by J Williams, 1837

    (2) + 4pp 17 plates. 4to. Green gilt decorated cloth covered boards. Good copy. This book consists of plates of Singleton House, Swansea, which was constructed for J H Vivian. Robinson followed Uvedale Price's principles of picturesque design. He proposed enlargement of this property by adaptation. The frontis illustrates the house from the south west. Other images illustrate both the interior and exterior of the property. Essentially a record of a single building project. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 4527
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  • KERR, Robert.
    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, David Gerald Francis Hinge with this book plate on front paste down and 1875 signature of previous owner.

    Stock ID: 21620
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