Privies and Water Closets

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…  See more details below

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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 intimate story of the lavatory.

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“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747807025
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author


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.

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