Villa Rustica, Selected from Buildings and Scenes in the Vicinity of Rome and Florence, and arranged for Rural and Domestic Dwellings, with plans and detail, Second Edition, with corrections and
with 72 lithograph plates by Charles Parker, Complete, 4to. 295mm by 135mm. newly and handsomely bound in half dark green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, with gilt line both sides of raised bands, date in gilt at foot of spine, green cloth sides with double blind lines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt,
Charles Parker, 1799 - 1881, architect ... importantly he published his Villa Rustica selected from the buildings and scenes in the vicinity of Rome and Florence and arranged for rural and domestic dwellings with plans and details (1832, 2nd edn. 1848) in which descriptions accompany a series of carefully detailed plates. Villa Rustica was influential in the continued development of Italianate domestic architecture in nineteenth century England, in offering illustrations of and practical guidance on the adaption of Italian villa forms to contemporary use and the English climate' - extracted from D.N.B.
Author Charles Parker
Publisher London, John Weale, Architectural Library,
Condition A handsomely bound copy, scattered foxing with blank verso of last plate more heavily foxed, one plate lightly creased but text and plates clean, no inscriptions or markings.