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THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN’S ARCHITECT;
Lugar, R.

THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN’S ARCHITECT;

Containing a Variety of Designs for Farm Houses and Farm Yards of Different Magnitudes, Arranged on the Most Approved Principles for Arable, Grazing, Feeding, and Dairy Farms; With Plans and Sections Shewing at Large The Construction of Cottages, Barns, Stables, Feeding-Houses, Dairies, Brew-Houses, Maltings, &c. With Plans for Stables and Dog-Kennels; To Which are Added, Designs for Labourers’ Cottage and Small Villas. The Whole Adapted to the Use of Country Gentlemen About to Build or to Alter. J. Taylor ... 1807.
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. v + 26pp. + 8pp. list of books for sale. 22 engraved plates including 8 double page. With the signature of Nath Barnardiston to head of title page, some foxing, rebound in modern calf backed marbled boards, blind fillet to calf, gilt ruling and lettering to spine. A very charming pattern book for country gentlemen wanting villas to look like farms, and for genteel farmers wanting farms to look like villas. Designs for cottages, farm houses and complete farm yards are followed by detailed plans for dairies, dog kennels, hunting stables, piggeries, poultry yards and breweries. Lugar was also concerned in convincing such gentlemen of the need to employ an architect in addition to a builder. Robert Lugar (1772/3–1855), architect. ‘... He also published a number of books of his designs, which doubtless served to publicize his name. The first two—Architectural Sketches for Cottages, Rural Dwellings, and Villas (1805; repr. 1815 and 1823) and The Country Gentleman's Architect … Designs for Farm Houses and Farm Yards (1807)—were purely pattern books ...’
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