New York: Orange Judd Company, 1875. Hardcover. The volume of 12 complete numbers includes a series of articles by the architect S. B. Reed, of Corona, New York, with the following titles, " A House Costing $1,500 to $2,000"; "A Farm House Costing $2,800" (p. 372); "A Farm House Costing $3,000" (p.415); and "A Brick House Costing $4,000" (p.453) .
Other articles pertain to a wide range of subjects such as "Valentine's Morning" (p.67), baseball ("About Ball Covering", p27), "Standard Architectural Books for Carpenters and Builders" (p397), an advertisement with charming illustration for a toy set called C. M. Crandall's Menagerie of Animals (p.443), and instruction on fowl shooting, "The Winged Duck Game" (p.457-458).
Large 4to, 476pp, b&w illus throughout. Dark red library binding with gilt title on spine. Pages evenly toned; slight staining to pages 473 through 476; a little insect activity at the very top edge of the last pages not affecting text. Good + condition. Item #11586