An Essay on the Construction and Building of Chimneys. Including an Enquiry into the Common Causes of Their Smoking, and the Most Effectual Remedies for Removing so Intolerable a Nuisance …. Robert Clavering.
An Essay on the Construction and Building of Chimneys. Including an Enquiry into the Common Causes of Their Smoking, and the Most Effectual Remedies for Removing so Intolerable a Nuisance …
An Essay on the Construction and Building of Chimneys. Including an Enquiry into the Common Causes of Their Smoking, and the Most Effectual Remedies for Removing so Intolerable a Nuisance …
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An Essay on the Construction and Building of Chimneys. Including an Enquiry into the Common Causes of Their Smoking, and the Most Effectual Remedies for Removing so Intolerable a Nuisance ….

London: J. and J. Taylor, 1788.

Second edition. Folding engraved frontispiece, 1 folding chart. [iv], 107, [1], 8 (catalogue) pp., with half-title. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, red morocco spine label. Corners rubbed, light toning and offsetting, repaired closed tear to frontispiece, 19th-century ownership inscription on front. Harris 134; ESTC T164476 (3 copies). Item #316285

Second edition of a work often found bound with the third edition of Franklin's Observations on Smokey Chimneys (1793). First published in 1779, with editions in 1788 and 1793. "There is a certain truth in [Clavering's] criticism of esteemed and wordly architects from Vitruvius onwards, wo have designed and executed strong and elegant buildings without ever considering a fundamental 'conveniency' like heating and ventilation" (Harris).

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