By Clarence Cook. Facsimile reprint of 1881 printing, with 97 black and white illustrations. Originally appearing as a series of articles in Scribner's Monthly, Clarence Cook's essays were first published in book form as The House Beautiful in 1877. Cook was an art critic with a discerning eye, and in these essays he leads the reader through the living room, dining room, and bedroom in search of tasteful home furnishings. 336 pages. Softcover.