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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
printed for J. Senex and E. Curll, London 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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