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GERMAN, Thomas
A dissertation on smoking chimnies; containing (amongs other interesting particulars) a description of the new philosophic rarefier, secured to the author by His Majesty's royal letters patent; which, besides being the only effectual remedy ever invented for smoking chimnies, quickly lights up a dire; and when lighted, causes it to burn bright and clear; reflects a great degree of heat into the room, and prevents the fire going out, from any other cause than want of fuel. By Tho. German, gent.
London: printed for the author, and sold at Mr. Burford's Circulating Library, 1795.
15, [1] p. ; 19.3 cm. (8°)

The invention could be inspected at Mr. Downer's, No. 153 Fleet Street or at Mr. Macnaughton's, No.76 Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, who were 'authorized by the Author to manufacture and sell it' (p. 14). Macnaughton was Soane's ironmonger. German was also the author of Great Britain triumphant. Containing a full explanation of a scheme for strengthening and invigorating the British Navy, and capturing the ships of war, and privateers of France, 1793.

Copy Notes Bound last in a collection of pamphlets on fire prevention.

Binding Late 18th-century half sprinkled calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Fires'. Half bound by Edward Lawrence for 1s. 6d., 1802. (Spiers Box). Later numbered '98' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4136


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