London: Printed for James Carpenter and Son, 1827. Second edition. Hardcover. 4to. 52 numbered pages interleaved with 96 plates. Gold and black embossed green cloth with blind-stamped, gold-lined spine. All gilt edges. * Bookplate of Baroness Rothschild, whose birth name was Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck, on inside of front board. Bookplate is a white and red embossed cartouche with the Rothschild family crest. ** Note in pencil on free front endpaper by Bina, a relative of the Baroness. Illustrated title-page. Fascinating architectural study and examination of 16 villa designs in a variety of styles by P. F. Robinson. Delightfully illustrated with b/w lithographic plates as well as floor plans and elevation drawings. The plates were printed by Charles Hullmandel. Each design accompanied by a few pages of descriptive text. Peter Frederick Robinson (1776-1858) was an English architect who also was the Vice President of the Institute of British Architects. Some age wear on binding. Abrasions to parts of gold on front and back board. Foxing throughout, affecting some plates. 4 advertisement pages of titles by same publisher in rear of book. Tight copy in overall good to very good condition. g. Item #21713
Designs: Residence in the Swiss Style / In the Swiss Style for an Entrance Lodge Connected to a Waterfall / Residence, Grecian Style / Residence, Palladian Style / Residence, Old English Style / Residence, Castellated Style / Residence, Style of the Ancient Manor House / Residence, Modern Italian Style / Residence, Anglo Norman Style / Residence, Anglo Norman Style / Residence in the Decorated Style of Henry the Seventh's Time / Residence, Elizabethan Style / Residence, Style of an Ancient Timber Building / The Lodge / The Stables / Residence in the Style of a Building in Tuscany
* Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck was the wife of Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild. Erich was the son of Max von Goldschmidt whose marriage to Minna von Rothschild led to the combining and creation of the double name Goldschmidt-Rothschild.
** This book belonged to my grandmother Emma H.D & then to my Aunt Tessa, sister of my father. She was Countess Hahn-Baseder. Bina."