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LINGARD, John, of Pentonville (fl. 1819)
A philosophical and practical inquiry into the nature and constitution of timber; including an investigation into the causes and origin of the dry rot; some important consideration, introductory to the suggestion of a better method for seasoning timber; a proposal for effectually preserving timber against ever contracting the dry rot, or internal decay; and the particulars and result of a set of successful experiments made, and tending to establish the authenticity of the above proposal. By John Lingard.
London: printed for the author, by Evans and Ruffy, 1819.
[6], 56 p. ; 20.5 cm. (8°)

With an 'Omission' slip pasted down on p. 52. The stated purpose of this treatise was to submit to the government and to the public a remedy for dry rot. It was reprinted in The Pamphleteer (London, 1820).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page Jno Soane Esqr/ Architect. H. M. Board Work & [___]/ With the Author [___] (page trimmed). The errata (foot of p. [5]) corrected in ink in the text. Bound (3) in a collection of pamphlets on building subjects.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, green spine-label gilt-lettered 'Bricklayer's Guide Chabannes On Ventilation &c &c'. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 19 June 1830. (Spiers Box. Binding 51). Later numbered '86' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2660


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