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Health and Comfort in House Building

A rare 1872 Victorian book on architectural engineering

Author

J Drysdale, and J W Hayward

Publisher

E & F N Spon, London, 1872
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback bound in the original brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 22 × 14.5cm, vii + 114pp, with six plates.

Full title: Health and Comfort in House Building; or, Ventilation with Warm Air by Self-Acting Suction Power; with Review of the Mode of Calculating the Draught in Hot-Air Flues; and with Some Actual Experiments.

Quite a scarce architectural engineering book on the ventilation of Victorian houses, with chapters on suction, air currents, drainage etc, and with foldout tables of technical data and six plans of houses.

Condition

A good copy, but with quite heavy wear. The brown cloth is dulled and a little rubbed.The ffep has a small triangle cut from the top corner. The inner binding is sound but finger marking and foxing to the pages throughout. It remains perfectly readable.

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