The House library

Our collection of 18th and 19th century texts, and contemporary works on architecture, design, construction, and history.
Focused principally on the Georgian and Victorian eras, the library contains texts on architecture, construction, interior design, and social, political, and economic history. The collection includes original works from the 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary material from established publishing houses, and self published pamphlets such as the Town House Times, our friends' newsletter.

Title Authorsort ascending Categories
Wright of Derby: Mr & Mrs Coltman [for an exhibition at] The National Gallery, London 5 February – 27 April 1986 Braham, Allan Artists - England, Wright Joseph 1734-1797
Smugglers’ village: the story of Rottingdean Blyth, Henry Rottingdean (Sussex) - History
Number 1 Royal Crescent Bath: an illustrated guide Bishop, Philippa & Mitchell, Brigitte & Walton, Karin Regency Architecture, Bath - England
Town houses: evolution and innovation in 800 years of urban domestic architecture Binney, Marcus Row houses – History
C. A. Busby: the Regency architect of Brighton & Hove Bingham, Neil Biography, Architecture, Design, Regency, Brighton, Hove
Masterworks: Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts Bingham, Neil British architecture, Royal Academy of Arts
The English parish church and the local community Bettey, J.H. Parish churches - England
Brighton revealed: through artists' eyes c1760 - c1960 Beevers, David (edited) Art, Brighton
St Michael and All Angels Church, Brighton: a history and guide Beevers, David Architecture, Churches, Brighton
Mrs Beeton’s Everyday cookery and housekeeping book Beeton, Isabella Household management
The Great British story: A people's history BBC History - Britain
The Commercial Rooms, Corn Street, Bristol: A report on an examination of the original paint in the trading areas of the building Baty, Patrick Paint - Architectural detail
Found monochromes: Vol.1, 1-250, 1997-2006 Batchelor, David Batchelor David 1955-, Artists, Scotland
Sussex in 1839 [a picture of Sussex life in 1839] Barty-King, Hugh Sussex, 19th century
The Landscape Histories: Sussex in 1839 Barty-King, Hugh Sussex - History
Tracing the history of your house Barratt, Nick Buildings - history - sources
Britain portrayed: a Regency album 1780-1830 Barr, John Aquatint - English – 18th and 19th century, Great Britain in art - history
Marlborough Barnett, Correlli 1st Duke of Marlborough 1650-1722, Biography
The Prince and his pleasures – satirical images of George IV and his circle Barlow, Andrew Satire, Royalty
The Shell book of the home in Britain: decoration, design and construction of vernacular interiors, 1500-1850 Ayres, James Interior decoration - England