Or a Series of Designs for Ornamental Cottages. in Ninety Six plates. The landscapes drawn on Stoneby J. D. Harding. Fourth Edition (Greatly Improved). Half burgundy leather with gilt titles. Green buckram. Armorial bookplate of Viscount Falmouth (of Mereworth Castle) to the inside board. Illustrated additional title page. The book is almost entirely made up of the ninety six plates, with a little text about each property type. Although the title page is dated 1836, the additional engraved title page is dated 1837.
The burgundy leather has rubbing to the edge and has a small closed tear to the top edge. The buckram has lifted to the front board and has now been stuck down again. Internally, the book is sound but there is significant darkening / foxing to the pages and plates. There is a stain to the bottom edge of almost every page.
Robinson (1776–1858) was an English architect. One of his best known designs was the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, demolished in 1905. In 1840 he left England due to financial difficulties, and died in Boulogne. The Lithographer of this work was James Duffield Harding (1797–1863 from Deptford in Kent). An English landscape painter, who studied under Prout, he was an early adopter of the process of lithography.