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Privies and Water Closets By David Eveleigh

Privies and Water Closets
by David Eveleigh

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Offers an introduction to the history of the toilet, tracing its development from the primitive - and very smelly - privy maiden to a one-piece, all-ceramic WC.
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Privies and Water Closets Summary


Privies and Water Closets by David Eveleigh

Although Thomas Crapper is most commonly associated with the invention of the flushing toilet, his models were in fact the result of a long line of improvements to earlier designs which date back to ancient times. This book is an ideal introduction to the history of the toilet, tracing its development from the primitive - and very smelly - privy maiden to today's one-piece, all-ceramic WC. Illustrated with superb photographs, this book tells the story of the lavatory, from the Elizabethan era to the modern day.

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Privies and Water Closets Reviews


"How well did our ancestors manage without indoor bathrooms or running water? This book largely answers the question... authors of historical novels will find it a fascinating and welcome addition to their research library. I give this book three out of three Regency fans." - Jane Austen's World blog
"How well did our ancestors manage without indoor bathrooms or running water? This book largely answers the question... authors of historical novels will find it a fascinating and welcome addition to their research library. I give this book three out of three Regency fans." --Jane Austen's World blog

About David Eveleigh


David J Eveleigh is a museum curator, historian and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He specialises in domestic history and his eleven books include, Bogs, Baths and Basins the Story of Domestic Sanitation.

Additional information

GOR002790088
Privies and Water Closets by David Eveleigh
David Eveleigh
Shire Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-09-10
64
0747807027
9780747807025
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.