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Allen, C. Bruce.
Cottage Building or Hints for Improving the Dwellings of the Working Classes and the Labouring Poor.

London Crosby Lockwood and Co.: 1880. 9th ed.

As the Victorian era progressed more and more attention was paid by reformers, architects, and designers to the working poor. This edition includes appendices on "a suggested plan for adding to and repairing [homes] now existing in London and other large towns", and "Economy of rural dwellings for tradesmen and persons of limited means". A volume in the Weale Rudimentary series.

Hardcover. 4.25"x7", viii + 148 pages, with many wood engravings and full-page plates plus 1 32-page list of the publisher's other books. Publisher's embossed cloth, covers a bit worn, front hinge cracked inside, but tight light soil, etc.

Inventory #: 30756
Price: $ 75.00      

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