The English Fireplace: A History of the Development of the Chimney, Chimney-Piece and Firegrate with Their Accessories From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the XIXth Century.
A Lovely copy of the First Edition in original blue publishers cloth top edge gilt Quarto [c10"x7"]. xlv, 234 p. with130 inserted collotype plates from photos chiefly by W. Galsworthy Davie, plus 200 figures in the text. Topics include the primitive fireplace; Roman method of heating; Saxon fireplace; smoke louvre; reredos; wall fireplace; evolution of the hood & chimney; early foreign influences; Elizabethan Renaissance; overmantels of stucco; fireplace accessories; introduction of coal; Inigo Jones; Christopher Wren; Adam period, etc. Appendix and index.
Publisher LONDON B.T.Batsford 1912