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Ventilation and Warming of Buildings, Upon the Principles as Designed and Patented by Isaac D. Smead, Now owned and controlled (under 13 patents)

Isaac D. Smead

Published by Isaac D. Smead & Co. Printed by Henry O. Shepard & Co., Chicago, Toledo, OH, 1889
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Inscribed by Snead under his frontis portrait (possibly holographic) and FFEP. 4to. 154 pp. With fourteen pages of chromolithographs, some full page plates, and many other illustrations of schools, heating systems and the like. The primary thrust of this promotional book is the application of the heating system to schools, but even those not particularly fascinated by the topic will find the illustrations pleasing, and as a sales-oriented book this one stands out as especially elaborate for its day. The work also addresses other piquant topics such as "The Dry Closet System of Disposing of Excrement," "The Physiology of Respiration", etc. Much of the text is presented as a dialogue, making this work a precursor of sorts for the modern day infomercial. Referred to in Romaine,Guide to American Trade Catalogs, p. 263. A few shallow blisters of cloth, and some other light, inconspicuous soiling of boards. Generally clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 002426

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Title: Ventilation and Warming of Buildings, Upon ...

Publisher: Isaac D. Smead & Co. Printed by Henry O. Shepard & Co., Chicago, Toledo, OH

Publication Date: 1889

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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