This authentic reproduction of plans drawn up by a noted nineteenth-century architectural firm features both residential and public buildings. Hundreds of illustrations include floor plans, perspective views, and elevations as well as designs for staircases, fireplaces, and other interior details. Other drawings depict windows, doors, balconies, and gables. Photographs offer crisp views of exteriors.
Victorian architecture buffs will prize this excellent source of authentic period designs. Its 126 plates comprise 87 images of residences; the remaining 39 structures include a field club building, stables, a library, a school, a railroad station, a dry goods store, and a music hall. Captions describe locations, dimensions, costs, and other particulars.
Reprint of Modern Architectural Designs and Details, Volumes II-IV, William T. Comstock, New York, 1889-1890.