1863. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1863.
D. Appleton and Co.: New York, 1863. Large 8vo, 3/4 green polished calf over marbled boards, backstrip decoratively stamped in gilt, gilt-lettered pigskin backstrip labels, marbled endpapers. xiii, 171 pp. 36 tinted lithographic plates. Covers slightly worn, particularly along edges and joints, scattered foxing, one flyleaf lacking, but a good sound copy.
§ First Edition. Holly, himself a New-York-based architect, upholds the benefits of country life and urges businesses to take advantage of fast modern communication systems and enjoy the "country seat." Many of the designs in this book were already built in New England. There are 34 designs, and two of them have additional lithographic plates. The final design is a railway station, the first such plan to be depicted in an American book. Hitchcock 598. Item #5903