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The Architect, a Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States. Volume I.

Ranlett, William H., ed.

New York

Dewitt & Davenport



Illustrated with 60 lithograph plates (many tinted) of cottages and plans for gardens and houses. 36½x28½ cm (14½x11¾"), modern white cloth binding, gilt-lettered spine. 

HITCHCOCK 971 (noting that Volume I was published thus while Volume II, appearing in 1848, came out in parts, irregularly). Designs for villas and cottages in a variety of styles which were derived from English pattern books by such architects as Goodwin, Hunt & Robinson. Ranlett was an important 19th-century architect whose book was one of the first to weave the house into of its environment, incorporating gardens, fences and walkways. The designs were adapted to American conditions within their landscapes (of which plans are attached). Expected costs were also included in Vol. I, with bills for carpenters, masons, painters, etc. 

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