Architectural Designs for Rustic Cottages, Picturesque Dwellings, Villas, etc.; with Appropriate Scenery, Plans and Descriptions. To which are Prefixed, Some Critical Observations on their Style and Character; and also of Castles, Abbies, and Ancient English Houses, Concluding with Practical Remarks on Building, and the Causes of Dry Rot. Pocock, illiam, uller.
Architectural Designs for Rustic Cottages, Picturesque Dwellings, Villas, etc.; with Appropriate Scenery, Plans and Descriptions. To which are Prefixed, Some Critical Observations on their Style and Character; and also of Castles, Abbies, and Ancient English Houses, Concluding with Practical Remarks on Building, and the Causes of Dry Rot

The English Cottage in the "Antient Style"

Architectural Designs for Rustic Cottages, Picturesque Dwellings, Villas, etc.; with Appropriate Scenery, Plans and Descriptions. To which are Prefixed, Some Critical Observations on their Style and Character; and also of Castles, Abbies, and Ancient English Houses, Concluding with Practical Remarks on Building, and the Causes of Dry Rot.

London: Printed for J. Taylor, 1807.

First edition. viii, 36 pp. letterpress + 33 sepia aquatint plates of domestic architecture. 1 vols. 4to. The English Cottage in the "Antient Style" Later quarter grey morocco and marbled paper boards, red leather spine label. Beautiful, immaculate copy. Item #232913

Lovely copy of the first book of this busy professional, illustrated with thirty-three exquisite sepia aquatints of his rural designs for villas, "Cabânes ornées", in the "antient English character," farm houses, servants' cottages, a "huntsman's house" which includes stables, dog kennel, etc., etc.

"He designed a wide range of public buildings as well as housing, and in this he was representative of the increasingly complex nature of early nineteenth-century architecture ... " - ODNB.

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