New York: Comstock, 1881. Item #012985
With the extravagant subtitle: Containing eighty finely lithographed plates, showing new and original designs in the Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, and other modernized styles, giving perspective views, floor and framing plans, elevation sections and a great variety of miscellaneous exterior and interior details of dwellings of moderate cost. Also, a number of designs of low priced cottages in the various popular styles, adapted to the requirements of seaside and summer resorts, and suburban and country places. Also, several designs for modern store and office fronts, counters, shelvings, etc., etc., comprising original drawings by a number of prominent architects of different localities, prepared expressly for this work. All elevations, plans, and details to scale. Showing new designs for houses in the Northeast but with one design built in California, by a variety of New York and Boston architects, including Rossiter and Wright, Cabot & Chandler, W. B. Tuthill, Lamb & Wheeler, others. [Hitchcock 279] Scarce. First edition; 34.5 cm;  pp.; 80 lithographed plates from drawings. Hinges starting; wear to tips; plates clean with no foxing; else a good copy or better in original terra cotta colored cloth. (N.B. Charles Wood has pointed out that this title is actually a periodical, the first volume of four published between 1881 and 1890. The later volumes, whose fate in the Comstock universe is unknown, contained about 40 plates each, with 18 of the plates in the gelatine process, made from photographs.).