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Practical House Builders Books - 1890's on CD

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 named.
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 architecture , 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 house-carpenter , 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 pages.
:: 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 Carpenter , 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 plans , 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 Hints , 94 pages.
:: 1893 The American house carpenter , 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 Modern House-construction , including water-supply & fittings - sanitary fittings & plumbing - drainage & sewage -disposal - warming - ventilation - lighting - sanitary - aspects of furniture & decoration - climate and situation - stables. 198 pages.

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