Smith, Oliver P. SMITH'S ARCHITECTURE. (title page) THE DOMESTIC ARCHITECT: COMPRISING A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS FOR RURAL AND ORNAMENTAL COTTAGES, WITH FULL AND COMPLETE EXPLANATIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO THE BUILDER, EMBRACING THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF THE GRECIAN AND COTTAGE STYLES, WITH PRIMARY RULES FOR DRAWING AND SHADING, AND THE RUDIMENTS OF LINEAR PERSPECTIVE. ILLUSTRATED BY OVER TWO HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS. Pub. by Derby and Co. Buffalo; D.B. Cooke and Co. Chicago. 1st. 1852. 125 pgs. 42 plates. The Domestic Architect..., "a practical and useful work" which would "aid in elevating the standard of rural architecture in this country from its present degraded position to a point of excellence more worthy of the American people." Smith, a Buffalo architect, offered plans for small houses and cottages, and plates showing decorative and practical carpentry, giving an accurate view of provincial American architecture in the middle of the 19th century. Smith's book is unique as having 34 lithographic plates and eight woodblock illustrations as opposed to copper engraved plates. Minor foxing, hinges strengthened, overall a vg copy of a rare book.