Scientific American. Architect and Builders Edition. Vol. III. January - June, 1887. New York: Munn & Co., Publishers, 1887.
6 parts in one volume (15 6/8 x 11 inches). General pictorial lithographed title-page, and six self-titles, 6 magnificent double-page chromolithographs of properties, and 6 fine folding lithographs on tissue of their relevant elevations, 2 chromolithographed inserted advertisements, illustrated throughout from wood-engravings, some full-page. Contemporary black cloth, red lettering-piece on the spine (a bit worn at the extremities).
Provenance: with the modern ownership inscription of Donald R. Eastman of Rochester on the front free endpaper; the bookplate of James M. Goode of Washington D.C. on the front paste-down.
Volume III, parts 1-6 only, of the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., having been founded in 1845. Still the leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience in America, this volume is the third in a running series that explores all aspects of the building trade, from the history of architecture to types of nail.
The colour plates and relevant elevations and plans are of:
"A country Dwelling of Moderate Cost... St. James' Rectory, Fordham, N.Y."
"The Farragut Club House, Chicago" - "A Sixteen Hundred Dollar Cottage"
"A One Story Dwelling with Detached Kitchen" - "A Two Thousand Six Hundred Dollar Cottage"
"A Cottage of Moderate Cost Intended for Future Enlargement' - "Residence of F.W. Coolbaugh, Esq. East Orange N.J."
"The Cottage (shown in April number) as Enlarged" - "A Dwelling at Orange, N.J."
"A Twelve Hundred Dollar cottage" - "A Residence Costing Five Thousand Dollars"
"President Cleveland's Cottage near Washington". Catalogued by Kate Hunter