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    Privies and Water Closets (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) David Eveleigh

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    DescriptionAlthough 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
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Eveleigh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747807025
    ISBN 10: 0747807027

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26820
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BISAC V2.8: ANT000000
    DC22: 696.182
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: TBX
    Illustrations note
    80 COL
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    Publication date
    24 March 2009
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    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    "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
    Table of contents
    Introduction Privy-Middens Dry Privies Early Water Closet Technology Back Yard Water Closets The Rise of the Pedestal Water Closet The Water Closet After 1900 Further Reading Index