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    Wheeler, Gervaise: HOMES FOR THE PEOPLE, IN SUBURB AND COUNTRY; THE VILLA, THE MANSION, AND THE COTTAGE ADAPTED TO AMERICAN CLIMATE AND WANTS. WITH EXAMPLES SHOWING HOW TO ALTER AND REMODEL OLD BUILDINGS. IN A SERIES OF ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL DESIGNS. New York: 1855. pp x, 443. Wood-engraved text illustrations, and ten full-page plates with original tissue guards. Original publisher's cloth [some sunning and scuffing]. Occasional foxing. Good+. One of the earliest publications to describe balloon framing, the book also contains a section on remodeling old buildings. FIRST EDITION. Hitchcock 1367.



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    October, 2014
    2nd Thursday
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