Sq 4to, 408pp. Hardcover and d/w in mint condition now protected by clear archival covering, text in as-new condition o/t a tiny area of flecking on upper edge. A truly authoritative work, essentially in two major parts. Firstly it deals with the Nineteenth-Century house as a whole, incorporating the Town House, The Country House, The Conservatory and The Cottage. Then secondly it describes the Art of the Interior from 1800 to 1900 in 20 year segments. So basically, the author takes an overall very detailed look at the design and decoration of domestic interiors in Britain, Europe and America. Lavishly presented with countless b/w and coloured drawings, photographs and diagrams.