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Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In speckled calf leather binding, gilt paneled boards, red speckled page edges, raised and gilt banding to spine with red leather spine label. In very good condition. Later spine, professionally rebacked. Corners bumped, top corners slightly chipped. Edges rubbed, small bump/chip to front board. Bookplate “Langdale” to front, with inscription “Robert Cooke, Athelhampton,” opposite. Some darkening to pages and frontis, some light/mild foxing to pages throughout. Else a very good clean and tight copy. 158pp + 2pp cat. Illustrated with 11 B&W engraved plates, all of which are folding. With decorative chapter headers & tailpieces.
Title: Fires Improved: Or, A New Method of Building Chimnies, So as to Prevent their Smoking. In which a small fire, shall warm a room much better than a large one made the common way. And a method of altering such chimnies as are already built, so that they shall perform the same effects. Made English from the French Original. The Second Edition, with an appendix containing several farther improvements.
Publisher: London, J. Senex, & E. Curll, 1736 2nd:
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Seller ID: 82786
Keywords: Architecture GAUGER, Monsieur: DESAGULIERS, J.T.: Fires Improved: chimneys, chimnies, fireplaces, open fires, house heating, living, homes, Langdale, Robert Cooke, Athelhampton , illustrated, folding plates,