Essays, political, economical and philosophical / By Benjamin Count of Rumford
- Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814
- Boston : Printed by Manning & Loring, for David West, 1798-1804.
- The 1st American, from the 3rd London, ed.
- Physical Description:
- 3 volumes : frontispiece (portrait) illustrations, plates ; 24 cm
- v. 1. An account of an establishment for the poor at Munich. Of the fundamental principles on which general establishments for the relief of the poor may be formed in all countries. Of food; and particularly of feeding the poor. Of chimney fire-places. A short account of several public institutions lately formed in Bavaria. Appendix. 1798 -- v. 2. Of the management of fire, and the economy of fuel. Of the manner in which heat is propagated in fluids. Of the propagation of heat in various substances. An experimental inquiry concerning the source of the heat which is excited by friction. 1799 -- v. 3. On the construction of kitchen fire-places and kitchen utensils ... Supplementary observations concerning chimney fire-places. Observations concerning the salubrity of warm rooms in cold weather. Observations concerning the salubrity of warm bathing, and the principles on which warm-baths should be constructed. Supplementary observations relating to the management of fires in closed fire-places. Of the use of steam as a vehicle for transporting heat from one place to another. 1804.
- Rare Books copy: Formerly part of an 18th-century library in Williamscote House near Banbury, England, assembled by John Loveday (1711-1789), philologist and antiquary, who lived at Caversham in Oxfordshire. The library was moved to Williamscote House in 1799 by John Loveday the second (1742-1809), Doctor of Laws.
- First published in parts. and Publisher's note (v. 2., p. 310) dated Aug. 1798.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Evans, C. American bibliography, 34656 (v. 1). and Evans, C. American bibliography, 36251 (v. 2, 1799).
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