R.W. Shoppell's "Modern Houses, Beautiful Homes" from 1887
"Modern Houses, Beautiful Homes" by R.W. Shoppell. New York: The Co-Operative Building Plan Association, 1887. Folio, xiii, 308pp. With over 1,000 illustrations. Design No. 168-422, along with Miscellaneous structures (No. 1-167 may be found in "How to Build, Furnish, and Decorate"). Providing the design, layout, specifications, and cost of many houses, as well as stable fittings, a poultry house, ice house, greenhouse, mill/factory, bookcase, dressers, staircases, mantles, and fences. Green floral endpapers. Green leather bound boards with gilt lettering at the spine and front cover. The book has bumped and worn corners and spine edges. Minor creasing, soiling, and wear to the front and back covers. Spine binding is slightly loose. Light edge toning to the internal pages, with minor soiling throughout.
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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