A HOME FOR ALL, OR THE GRAVEL WALL AND OCTAGON MODE OF BUILDING: New, Cheap, Convenient, Superior and Adapted to Rich and Poor.; Showing the superiority of this gravel concrete over brick, stone,and frame houses; manner of making and depositing it; its cost; outside finish; clay houses; defects in small, low, long-winged, and cottage houses; the greater capacity, beauty, compactness, and utility of octagon houses; different plans; the author's residence; green and ice houses; filters; grounds; shrubbery; fruits, and their culture; roofing; school-houses and churches; barns and out-buildings; board and plank walls; the working-man's dwelling; etc.; etc.
New York: Fowler & Wells, 1856. copyright 1853. Original Cloth. pp: 192, (12) publisher's ads; two frontispiece views and two floor-plans printed in sepia, 32 figures (mostly floor-plans) in the text. Bound in blind-stamped decorated cloth, gilt view of a residence on the cover; tips rubbed, spine covering peeled off, otherwise a sound volume. 7.5" x 5" Good. Item #038944