DAVIS, Alexander Jackson (1803-1892), et al. Rural Residences, etc. Consisting of Designs, Original and Selected, for Cottages, Farm Houses, Villas, and Village Churches.. New York: "Published under the Superintendence of Several Gentleman ... to be had of the Arhcitect," 1837.

A great rarity of American architecture and American color plate books and scarcely found at auction. "This is without doubt one of the dozen or so rarest and most important American architectural books and as such is a cornerstone to any serious collector" (Charles Wood). The design for the model schoolhouse shows a sign above the door: "Get Wisdom. And with all thy Getting, Get Understanding."

Folio (353 x 265 mm). Advertising leaf, 16 pp. "Specification Form." 11 hand-colored lithographed plates, 1 tinted lithographed plate, by Bufford's. Several plates with manuscript and color pencil additions, apparently by an architect. Three related plates laid in. (Intermittent foxing.) Loose in riginal wrappers (well chipped). Untrimmed. Custom solander box.
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