104 p., oversized hardback with a very light mar on front, otherwise in very good condition. Reprint of the 1859 edition. Da Capo Press Series in Architecture and Decorative Art. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: City and suburban architecture containing ...
Editorial: Da Capo Press
Año de publicación: 1976
Descripción J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1859. First Edition. Folio (14x11), original cloth, illustrated with 136 engraved plates (62 are tined and 12 are in color), 104 pp. Covers are rubbed and worn, the spine is torn with small piece missing, ends and corners are chipped; contents are foxed with some darkening to text pages, some offsetting to text pages, signature on title. Overall a decent copy, and complete. Sloan (1815-1884) was born in Beaver Dam Pennsylvania, and was apprenticed to become a carpenter at the age of six. By the 1840s he became an architect, and by the next decade he would become architect to Philadelphiaâ€™s business elite. He built mansions, commercial buildings, speculative housing, and even some resort communities. This is a rare work that provides a lot of information on 19th century American architectural style, including residential design, and particularly Philadelphia row houses. The color lithographic plates are by L.N. Rosenthal. Nº de ref. del artículo: 100541