New York: Geo. E. Woodward, 1870. Hardcover. Full of images and plans of useful and artful outbuildings designed to surround the home. George Harney [1839 - 1924] was an American architect popular in the 1800s. He made his home in the Hudson Valley town of Cold Spring, NY and many of his architectural projects are in that vicinity, notably the Robert Parker Parrott House "Plumbush" in Cold Spring. Plumbush Farm, barn and henery is featured in this volume with 4pp text and 5 plates. Under "Buildings Erected at Plumbush Farm", Harney states that it is an estate of about sixty acres "about a mile south of the village of Cold Spring..." "It was a farm without any buildings upon it whatever - if we may except a small house, which was afterwards removed to another location and remodeled - and, in 1865, we were directed to design a complete set of buildings..."
4to, [viii], approximately 50pp unnumbered, 62 plates, primarily illustrations and plans/layout, yellow endpapers with a dedication in marker dated 1975. Green gilt cloth, title on spine and front board. Corners & spine tips rubbed, binding cracked but holding. Internally very good. Hitchcock 547; OCLC: 58896967 at 5 libraries. Item #28283