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HIORT, John William (1772--1861)
A practical treatise on the construction of chimneys, containing an examination of the common mode in which they are built; with an accurate description of the newly-invented tunnel; ... together with complete instructions for its adoption, whereby a competent judgment may be formed of the causes which prevent the free ascent of smoke in chimneys, ... also tables and calculations, by which estimates of the expense can be framed. By John William Hiort, architect, the inventor and patentee; ... Illustrated with plates.
London: printed and published for the author by Winchester and Varnham, 1826.
vii, [2], 2--46, 46*, [3], 49--58, [2] p., 4 col. aquatint fold. pl. ; 25.2 cm. (8°)

Hiort invented and patented (8 November 1825) bricks for building circular flues in a manner adopted at Buckingham Palace and founded the London, Surrey, and Kent Safety Brick Company to execute his inventions. This is the first impression; see notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 1504 (the third impression).

Copy Notes With a letter of presentation to Soane from the author dated 23 August 1826 bound in, and the author's signature on the verso of the title-page.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt triple-rule borders and spine, marbled-paper boards and endpapers.

Reference Number 4152


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