MASON, George C. The Old House Altered. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. 1st ed. 8vo. x, 179 pp., illus. In orig. cloth. Light rubbing to the binding. Contents evenly toned. A remarkably bright copy of a scarce book. Near fine. Hitchcock 760. Roos 217. Written in epistolary form, The Old House Altered recounts the designing of Mason's own home building. Mason was the first architect residing and practicing in Newport, Rhode Island. The present work includes chapters on furniture, painting and decorating, carpets, wall decorations, Japanese designs, and more. Thirty-seven in-text wood engravings show plans, drawings, and details.