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A HOME FOR ALL, OR THE GRAVEL WALL AND OCTAGON MODE OF BUILDING:  New, Cheap, Convenient, Superior and Adapted to Rich and Poor.; Showing the superiority of this gravel concrete over brick, stone,and frame houses; manner of making and depositing it;  its cost;  outside finish;  clay houses;  defects in small, low, long-winged, and cottage houses;  the greater capacity, beauty, compactness, and utility of octagon houses;  different plans;  the author's residence;  green and ice houses;  filters;  grounds;  shrubbery;  fruits, and their culture;  roofing;  school-houses and churches;  barns and out-buildings;  board and plank walls;  the working-man's dwelling;  etc.;  etc. by  O.S Fowler - Hardcover - copyright 1853 - 1856 - from R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA and Biblio.co.uk

A HOME FOR ALL, OR THE GRAVEL WALL AND OCTAGON MODE OF BUILDING: New, Cheap, Convenient, Superior and Adapted to Rich and Poor.; Showing the superiority of this gravel concrete over brick, stone,and frame houses; manner of making and depositing it; its cost; outside finish; clay houses; defects in small, low, long-winged, and cottage houses; the greater capacity, beauty, compactness, and utility of octagon houses; different plans; the author's residence; green and ice houses; filters; grounds; shrubbery; fruits, and their culture; roofing; school-houses and churches; barns and out-buildings; board and plank walls; the working-man's dwelling; etc.; etc.

by Fowler, O.S

Condition: Good


New York: Fowler & Wells, 1856. copyright 1853. Original Cloth. Good. pp: 192, (12) publisher's ads; two frontispiece views and two floor-plans printed in sepia, 32 figures (mostly floor-plans) in the text. Bound in blind-stamped decorated cloth, gilt view of a residence on the cover; tips rubbed, spine covering peeled off, otherwise a sound volume. 7.5" x 5"



  • Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 038944
  • Title: A HOME FOR ALL, OR THE GRAVEL WALL AND OCTAGON MODE OF BUILDING: New, Cheap, Convenient, Superior and Adapted to Rich and Poor.; Showing the superiority of this gravel concrete over brick, stone,and frame houses; manner of making and depositing it; its cost; outside finish; clay houses; defects in small, low, long-winged, and cottage houses; the greater capacity, beauty, compactness, and utility of octagon houses; different plans; the author's residence; green and ice houses; filters; grounds; shrubbery; fruits, and their culture; roofing; school-houses and churches; barns and out-buildings; board and plank walls; the working-man's dwelling; etc.; etc.
  • Author: Fowler, O.S
  • Format/binding:Original Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: copyright 1853
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Fowler & Wells
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1856
  • Keywords: residential architecture; houses; residences; home building; octagonal structures
  • Bookseller catalogs: Architecture;
  • Subjects: ARCHITECTURE / General;


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