The Cottage Builder's Manual
Price: 300.00 USD
Worcester: Published by Z. Baker, 1856. 173 pages. 25 x 16 1/2 cm. 209 text figures and over 93 wood-engravings. HITCHCOCK 47. KARPEL B231. "A curious work with some very strange designs, most of which are based on some form of centralized plan: twelve-sided, hexagonal, octagonal, circular, and square. Baker was a carpenter-architect in the area of Worcester, MA.". A lovely, reasonably fresh, remarkably clean copy with gilt front cover illustration of a house. First edition. Orig. publisher's brown cloth rebacked, decorated in gilt and blind. Near fine.