London: J. and J. Taylor, 1788.
Second edition. Folding engraved frontispiece, 1 folding chart. [iv], 107, , 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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