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 Author Categories
The life and times of George IV Palmer, Alan George IV 1820-1830, Great Britain - Monarchs
The life of Charles Darwin Darwin, Francis, Sir 1848-1925 Darwin Charles - 1809-1882
The new encyclopaedia of Brighton Collis, Rose, based on the original by Tim Carder Brighton - Encyclopaedia
The Noels and the Milbankes: their letters for 25 years 1767-1792 Elwin, Malcolm Milbanke - Family of, Noel - Family of
The old town of Brighton Hollingdale, Eileen A. & McCarthy, N.J. Walking tour - Brighton
The old town of Brighton Hollingdale, Eileen A. and McCarthy, N.J. Self guided walks, Brighton
The Park Crescent Story Cooke, Robert Brighton - History
The pattern of English building Clifton-Taylor, Alec Architecture, Building materials
The picturesque in late Georgian England: Papers given at The Georgian Group Symposium 1994 Arnold, Dana (ed.) Aesthetics - Britain - 18th century, Aesthetics - Britain - 19th century
The price guide to Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture: (1860-1930) Andrews, John English furniture
The Prince and his pleasures – satirical images of George IV and his circle Barlow, Andrew Satire, Royalty
The Railways of Devil’s Dyke Clark, Paul Devils Dyke (Sussex) - History, Railways
The rape of Britain Amery, Colin & Cruickshank, Dan Architecture - Britain
The Regency Town House: an illustrated guide and history to 13 Brunswick Square Hove Creese, Marilyn Regency, Architecture, Hove
The Repair and maintenance of houses Melville, Ian A. & Ian A. Gordon Houses - Repair and maintenance
The Royal escape: [with a history of the Old Ship Hotel Brighton] Middleton, Judy Brighton - History, Charles II - monarch
The Royal Pavilion visitor’s catalogue Royalty, Brighton, Buildings
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dinkel, John Royalty, Brighton, Buildings
The Scoundrels Dictionary Lovric, Michelle Dictionaries Slang
The Shell book of the home in Britain: decoration, design and construction of vernacular interiors, 1500-1850 Ayres, James Interior decoration - England