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
Objects and Images from the Edge of the World: [catalogue of an exhibition at the Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich 19 May – 15 July 2001] Austen, David Artists - England, Austen David - 1960-
Old Brighton – a collection of prints, paintings and drawings Hollingdale, Eileen Brighton, Illustrations, History
Old cooking utensils Everleigh, David J Household cooking utensils 1600-1900
On history Hobsbawm, Eric History & philosophy
One day in Regency England Scott, Alastair Regency England, Juvenile literature
Paint effects Callery, Emma Interior decoration - Paint
Painting, passion and politics: Masterpieces from the Walpole Collection on loan from the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg Art - Walpole Collection, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Panoramania! The art and entertainment of the ‘all-embracing’ view Hyde, Ralph Panoramas, Exhibitions
Parish Registers McLaughlin, Eve Genealogy - Parish registers
Parsons, Son and Basley 1825-1975 Estate agents, Brighton, History
Plaque Trail 1: Sealife Centre to Kemptown The Regency Society Commemorative plaques, Walking, Brighton
Plaque Trail 2: The Floral Clock Circular The Regency Society Commemorative plaques, Walking, Hove
Plaque Trail 3: The Old Town of Brighton The Regency Society Commemorative plaques, Walking, Brighton
Postmodern architecture in London Bronstein, Pablo Postmodern architecture
Protecting cultural objects through international documentation standards: a preliminary survey Thornes, Robin Museums - Collections documentation
Railway Chronicle Travelling Charts or Iron Road books for perusal on the journey … London and Brighton Railways - History
Reading old handwriting McLaughlin, Eve Palaeography, Old handwriting
Regency design, 1790-1840: gardens, buildings, interiors, furniture Morley, John Decoration and ornament - Regency style
Regency recipes Moine, Marie Pierre & Williams, Antonia Cookery - Regency period
Regency recollections: Captain Gronow’s guide to life in London and Paris Gronow, Rees Howell, edited by Summerville, Christopher Social life and customs - 19th century