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iv, 108 pages, [64] pages of plates : frontispiece, illus., plans. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections book cover exhibition Bound to Please, fall 2022. The country house library; a series of architectural books for the layman "Illustrated with photographs of old examples and American adaptations of the style" The genesis of the style -- Materials -- The treatment of the roof -- Doors and windows -- Plan -- The treatment of principal rooms -- Furniture and decoration. Decorated cloth cover binding illustrated with large vignette of a house, and a partial view of the lawn with two cypress trees in the fore-front. Cover illustration signed G. H. (George W. Hood) Special Collection copy from the Julian L. Peabody collection, transferred from the RISD Museum. Signed in pencil on front endpage: Julian L. Peabody, 389 Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C. Peabody collection no. 459.

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New York : McBride, Nast & Co., 1913.


McBride, Nast & Co.


Bound to Please Exhibit 2022; architecture (object genre); architecture (discipline)


Architecture | Book and Paper

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record

The Dutch colonial house : its origin, design, modern plan and construction



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