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BUCHANAN, Robertson (1770--1816)
Practical and descriptive essays on the economy of fuel, and management of heat. Essay first. In three parts. By Robertson Buchanan, civil engineer.
Glasgow printed by James Hedderwick and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, London; J. Anderson, and J. Ballantyne & Co. Edinburgh; Brash & Reid, J. & A. Duncan, J. Smith & Son, M. Ogle, G. Lumsden, W. Turnbull, and J. Greenlees, Glasgow, 1810.
[2], xvii, [1], 253, [7] p., 2 engr. pl. ; 21.3 cm. (8°)

Robertson was an exponent of steam heating, which Soane used in Tyringham, a building 'completed and occupied in 1797' (see T. Willmert, 'Heating methods and their impact on Soane's work: Lincoln's Inn Fields and Dulwich Picture Gallery', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. LII, no. 1, March 1993, pp. 26--58). Contents: Part I. On the effects of heat, means of measuring it, fuel, &c. -- Part II. On heating mills, dwelling-houses, and public buildings, by steam. -- Part III. On drying and heating by steam.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards. Bound by E. Hutchinson on 26 July 1830 for 1s. 8d. (Spiers Box. Binding 51).

Reference Number 1806


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