Old Virginia Houses Along the James - Emmie Ferguson Farrar - 1957 Edition
These old Virginia houses were homes in the truest sense of the word, and still are for the most part. The graciousness and beauty in which they are clothed, are largely the result of their having been lived in and cared for and embellished by their successive owners. Emmie Ferguson Farrar
Detailing the history of over 100 historic residences, Old Virginia Houses Along The James, dives into stories of history, family life, commerce and design surrounding some of the country's oldest homes. Published in 1957, the second volume in a series on Virginia houses, this book features famous places like U.S. President William Harrison's ancestral home alongside more humble abodes and public community buildings. Focus on interior decoration as well as exterior architecture and biographies on past and present owners help illustrate the fascinating situations and events that old houses conceal as they travel through multiple lifetimes and multiple centuries.
- 1957 edition
- 231 pages
- Contains over 160 black and white photographs throughout
- Covers over 100 houses within the Norfolk, Jamestown, Elizabeth City, Williamsburg, Richmond, New Kent, Yorktown and Charles City areas
The dust jacket bears chips, tears and some foxing, but is intact from front to back. The interior of the book, including the grey coverboards, is very clean and bright with unmarked pages and a tight spine. A few pages have small rips near the bottom edge, most likely caused from turning pages over the past 70 years. Please see photos.
Measures 8.75" inches (width) x 11.25" inches (length) x .75" inches (thickness) and weighs just under 3lbs
Pair this vintage Virginia old house book with this vintage Williamsburg, Virginia cookbook and wrap yourself up in the scents and sights of one of the country's oldest states.