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Fires improv'd: being a new method of building chimneys, so as to prevent their smoking: in which a small fire, shall warm a room better than a much larger made the common way. With the manner of altering such chimneys as are already built, so that they shall perform the same effects ... made English and improved, by J.T. Desaguliers ... By whom is added, The manner of making coal-fires ... The whole being suited to the capacity of the meanest workman
London: printed for J. Senex and E. Curll, 1715. First edition in English, being a translation of Gauger's translation of Mécanique du feu (Paris, 1713), with additions; 12mo, pp. [12], 7-161, [12]; 9 engraved folding copperplates ( the first two slightly dampstained at the top, 1 other with a short repair in the upper corner - no loss - and one with a ragged lower margin - again, no loss); advertisement leaf in neat facsimile; joints starting, but in all a nice copy in contemporary full paneled calf. The book was reprinted in London by Senex and Curll in 1736, and another edition appeared in Paris as late as 1749.
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