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HALES, Stephen (1677--1761)
A description of ventilators: whereby great quantities of fresh air may with ease be conveyed into mines, goals, hospitals, work-houses and ships, in exchange for their noxious air. An account also of their great usefulness in many other respects: ... Which was read before the Royal Society in May 1741. By Stephen Hales D.D. F.R.S. ...
London: printed for W. Innys; R. Manby; and T. Woodward, 1743.
xx, 172 p., [2] fold. pl. ; 19.8 cm. (8º)

Paragraphs numbered 1--236. A continuation was published in 1758 with the title A treatise on ventilators (q.v.). The plates are engraved by P. Fourdrinier. ESTC t100921.

Copy Notes Bound in one volume with the second part, A treatise on ventilators, 1758, and bought from Thomas Boone for 3s. on 3 October 1808. (Spiers Box). Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper plates 2 Vols. in one / =3 s=.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, blind roll-tool and gilt double-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 2411


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