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SOCIETY FOR SUPERSEDING THE NECESSITY OF CLIMBING BOYS
Observations on the cruelty of employing climbing-boys in sweeping chimneys: and on the practicability of effectually cleansing flues by mechanical means. With extracts from the evidence before the House of Commons: &c. &c.
London: printed for the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing-boys in cleansing Chimneys: and sold by Hatchard & Son; Seeley & Sons; Duncan; Arch; and all other booksellers, 1828.
16, [2] p. : wd-engr. illus. ; 21.8 cm. (8°)

Includes a full-page wood-engraving of the components of Joseph Glass's extendable pole and 'ball and brush' chimney-sweeping equipment.

Copy Notes With a manuscript addendum tipped-in at the front consisting of a copy of a testimonial letter from William Herbert, Surveyor of Buildings at the Excise Office, dated 21 October 1828. A printed version of this letter appears in the Society's slightly later pamphlet entitled Practical information presented to the public, 1828 (q.v., p. 5). Bound in a collection of pamphlets with copies of Practical information and the 13th report of the Committee (1828, q.v.) presented with a covering letter to Soane by P.J. Heisch dated 22 Nov. [1829?].

Binding C19th half dark green hairsheep, blind double-rule borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, gilt-lettered 'Climbing / Boys'. Numbered '94' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 3323


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