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.

Titlesort ascending Author Categories
Making history: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007 Exhibitions - Catalogues
Madame Tussaud’s book of Victorian masks Lambourne, Lionel Masks – History – 19th century
MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London Art Galleries - London
Lost treasure ships of the twentieth century Pickford, Nigel Underwater archaeology
Lifeboats and shipwrecks at Victorian Brighton Middleton, Judy Brighton - History
Life in Brighton: from the earliest times to the present Musgrave, Clifford Brighton, History
Life during the Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution
Letters from the past: from John Hunter to Edward Jenner Hunter, John; Jenner, Edward Physicians - England - Biography, Physicians - Correspondence
Lead sheet in building: a guide to good practice Lead Development Association Building materials, Lead sheet
Joseph Wright of Derby Fraser, David Artists - British, Wright Joseph 1734-1797
Joseph Pennell’s pictures of war work in England: reproductions of a series of drawings and lithographs of the munition works made by him with the permission and authority of the British Government ... Pennell, Joseph 1st world war
John Joseph Merlin: The ingenious mechanick Greater London Council Merlin John Joseph 1735-1803
Introduction to archives Emmison, F.G. Archives, Historical research
In the houses of Ireland Photographs: Walter Pfeiffer; text: Marianne Heron Architecture - Ireland
Important Old Masters Prints: the properties of The Fogg Art Museum … Massachusetts and from various sources Christie’s of London Sales catalogue
Images of Brighton Ford, Jill and John; George, Harriet and Peter Art, Brighton
If walls could talk: An intimate history of the home Worsley, Lucy Domestic life - History, Houses - History
How to read local archives 1550-1700 Emmison, F.G. Palaeography, Old handwriting
How to locate and use manorial records Palgrave-Moore, Patrick Manorial records, Family history
House 2012: Brighton & Hove 5-27 May Brighton Festival - 2012, House - 2012