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    (ARCHITECTURE). SLOAN, SAMUEL. American Houses: A Variety of Original Designs for Rural Buildings, Illustrated by Twenty-Six Colored Engravings, with Descriptive References. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, [1861]. [2nd ed.]. 8vo. 6 pp., 14 leaves; 24 pp. catalogue. Orig. cloth, some staining, front edge banged up. Outer edge of about ten plates chipped in margins, progressively less after the first several. $1,600.00

     

    Hitchcock 1187. Not in Bennett. Reese 63 only for a later Sloan work: "Colored illustrations played an important part in Sloan's campaign to improve he architectural tastes of the expanding middle class." Lovely plates and surprisingly rare.

 

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