Model Designs for Mansions, Villas, Cottage Residences circa 1856 Robert Scott Burn ~ Architecture ~ water drainage, sanitary construction


Title: Model Designs for Mansions, Villas, Cottage Residences, Park Entrances and Lodges, being Plans, Elevations, Sections, Detailed Drawings, and Descriptive Specifications; with Hints on Sanitary Construction

Author: Arranged by Robert Scott Burn, M.S.A. / assisted by various professional gentlemen.

Description: An uncommon, but unfortunately incomplete volume. Quarto in rough, worn boards. Some soiling to pages, else generally good. 115 plate illustrations and about 50 pages of text. Irregular collation.

Mid-1850s architectural drawings and descriptions, with notes on sanitary construction, focusing on drainage, arranged by the Scottish engineer, Robert Scott Burn (1825- 1901). Supplied to subscribers and issued by the publisher in parts (appears to be about 25 collected in this volume), circa 1856.

Approximate sequence of text: ''Hints on Sanitary Construction: Principles and Practice of House Drainage'' p. [1-4], 35-36, [7]-14; followed by the ''Index, or Description of Drawings'' p. [1]-8, 11-12, 9-10 [lacking pp. 13-14]; and then resumes the first section on ''Hints on Sanitary Construction'' p. 15-34, [5-6?], 37-38.

Numbered plate sequence: 1-4, 76-78, 8-75, 5-7, 79-81, lacking plates 16 & 37. There are also 36 unnumbered plates. The plates are dated 1853/1854.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Poor

Publisher: Virtue, Emmins, and Roberts.
Place: New York
Year: 1856

Keywords: architecture, 19th century, nineteenth century, British, sanitation, ventilation, plans, drawings, views, Gothic cottages,

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