Watkins Glen, NY: The American Life Foundation & Study Institute, 1977. Hardcover. New introduction by John Maass. Folio. Full brown leatherette with large gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. (Ca. 400pp). Extensive figures and floor plans. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding wear only; jacket lightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with spine faintly sunned and single edge chip; ownership initials on front pastedown. Item #47039
Tight, handsome back-to-back facsimile reprint of these two scarce Victorian pattern books: Bicknell's 1873 "Detail, Cottage and Constructive Architecture..." (New York: A.J. Bicknell & Co.) and Comstock's 1881 "Modern Architectural Designs and Details...." (New York: William T. Comstock). The originals of these two titles are quite scarce and even this reprint in jacket rather uncommon.