Robert Lugar developed a very widespread practice as a country-house architect, which extended to Scotland and Wales as well as throughout much of England. He also published a number of books of his designs, which doubtless served to publicize his name. He was a practitioner of the Picturesque after the manner of John Nash and Humphry Repton, working in a wide variety of architectural styles including the ‘Grecian’, the Tudor Gothic, and that of the cottage ornée as well as the castellated.
Second edition, folio (39.5 x 18.5 cm), 33 pp., 32 engraved plates 16 hand-coloured, text and plain plates browned, colour plates clean and fresh, contemporary maroon half morocco gilt, marbled boards, corners bumped, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.
Abbey Life 33 (for first edition).