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The decoration of houses / by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Publication:
New York : C. Scribner's Sons, 1897. ([New York] : The De Vinne Press)
Format/Description:
Book
[2], xxii, 204, [4] p., [56] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Interior decoration.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Contents:
The historical tradition
Rooms in general
Walls
Doors
Windows
Fireplaces
Ceilings and floors
Entrance and vestibule
Hall and stairs
The drawing room, boudoir, and morning-room
Gala rooms: ball-room, saloon, music-room, gallery
The library, smoking-room, and "den"
The dining-room
Bedrooms
The school-room and nurseries
Bric-à-brac.
Notes:
Decorative title-page with tissue guard designed by D. B. Updike printed within single-ruled border.
Red, blue, green and white marbled paper covered boards with white paper label stamped in black on spine. Top edge trimmed and stained green; other edges untrimmed.
Author's first published book.
"No study of house-decoration as a branch of architecture has for at least fifty years been published in England or America; and though France is always producing admirable monographs on isolated branches of this subject, there is no modern French work corresponding with such comprehensive manuals as d'Aviler's 'Cours d'Architecture,' or Isaac Ware's 'Complete Body of Architecture'.--"Introduction.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xii-xvii) and index.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy inscribed to H. A. Slo---- (?) 1911 from L. S. Kendall".
Penn Provenance:
Kendall, L.S. (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1897
Contributor:
Codman, Ogden, joint author.
Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Codman, Ogden.
OCLC:
1904041
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