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RUMFORD (Sir Benjamin Thompson), Count of: Essays, Political, Economical and Philosophical. The Third Edition. [Volume 1]. , London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies..., 1797, 1798, [?1802].

3 volumes in 2. 8vo, pp. [viii], 464; [vi], 496; iv, 191 [192 blank, 193 - 194 adverts], 6 engraved plates in volume 1, 12 engraved plates (including one folding) in volume 2, 13 engraved plates in third volume, recently recased in modern grey boards, black lettering to spine. There is no title-page as such for the third volume, which begins on a1r with the Advertisement. It is not clear that this is volume 3 until the drop-title for Essay X (On the Construction of Kitchen Fire-Places) on B1r, where the lower running volume number is "Vol. III." The volume probably wasn't issued with the first edition of volume 2 without a title-page, but it would probably have been a singleton. In any case the volumes as they are contain the first ten essays of a collection that eventually reached four volumes. The tenth essay is in two parts and comprises 191 pages. Rumford's topics are wide-ranging including g essays on the poor, on food, on chimneys and fire-places, on fuel and heat, and on kitchens. (Book ref. 4634 )  £ 450.00

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