The term Victorian architecture
can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly
employed during the Victorian era. As with the latter, the period
of building that it covers may slightly overlap the actual reign,
June 1837 to January 1901, of Queen Victoria after whom it is
This rare, one of a kind collection of 16 (sixteen) vintage
books of Victorian home design and construction, covers a midrid of
plans of all sizes, design considerations, construction methods,
sanitation, from basic carpentry, to stair design, and yes those
wonderful Gingerbread accents, its all here.
Loads of illustrations, and early building advice, this
collection is a treasure trove for lovers of Victorian building
design, and certainly a wonderful resource for those (lucky enough)
to be in the restoration process of these wonderful homes.
:: 1850 Encyclopedia of
, a dictionary of the science and practice of architecture,
building, Carpentry, etc., from the earliest ages to the present
time, forming a comprehensive work of reference for the use of
architects, builders, carpenters, masons, engineers, students,
professional men, and amateurs. 746 pages.
:: 1852 American House carpenter
, a treatise on the art of building. Comprising styles of
architecture, strength of materials, the theory and practice of the
construction of floors, framed girders, roof trusses, rolled-iron
beams, tubular-iron girders, cast-iron girders, stairs, doors,
windows, mouldings, and cornices; a compend of mathematics. a
manual for the practical use of architects, carpenters,
stair-builders, and others. A total of almost 319 pages of original
- vintage house building methods and secrets - many of which can
still be put to use today.
:: 1863 Geometrical Stair Builder
, the science of building stairs. 74 pages.
:: 1870 Sloan Home Architecture
, a wonderful victorian book of home plans by the 19th-century
architect Samuel Sloan. 355 pages with numerous illustrations and
diagrams of home designs we all wish we owned... ;)
:: 1873 The American
, a treatise on the art of building, and the strength of
materials. 472 pages.
:: 1874 The Story of a House
, a vintage account of house building from start to finish. 336
:: 1883 Our Homes and Their Adornments,
or, How to build, finish, furnish and adorn a home
, containing practical instructions for the building of homes,
interior decoration, wood carving, scroll sawing, house painting,
window hangings, screens, curtains, window gardening, incidental
decorations, decorative-art needle-work, and economic landscape
gardening; to which is added a household compendium of new,
practical and valuable recipes, the whole being designed to make
happy homes for happy people. 566 pages
:: 1883 The American House
, a Treatise on the Art of Building. Learn how to frame, build
stairs (properly!), railing construction, floors, doors, windows,
ceilings, how to determine angles, and so much more, a complete
education in home buoilding right on your computer. Pagge after
page of illustrations, charts, and illustrations of all types of
construction - from the smallest homes to the largest coimmercial
buildings. 730 pages
:: 1889 Convenient House with 50
, Architect and his wife, journey thru the house - practical
house building for the home owner - business points in building -
how to pay for a home. 350 pages.
:: 1889 Plumbing Problems
, with 140 wonderful vintage plumbing illustrations. 276 pages.
:: 1890 Practical House Builder
, 94 pages.
:: 1893 The American house
, 730 pages.
:: 1896 American Plumbing Practice
, with 563 illustrations. Fun book to browse with hundreds of
vintage bathroom installations. 300 pages.
:: 1896 Sanitary House Drainage
, its principles and practice : a handbook for the use of
architects, engineers, and builders by T.E. Coleman. 248 pages.
:: 1899 Sanitary Engineering
, of buildings A handbook for architects, builders and
engineers. 248 pages.
:: 1899 The Principles and Practice of
, including water-supply & fittings - sanitary fittings
& plumbing - drainage & sewage -disposal - warming -
ventilation - lighting - sanitary - aspects of furniture &
decoration - climate and situation - stables. 198 pages.