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ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VENTILATION,
Reid, David Boswell.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VENTILATION,

With Remarks on Warming, Exclusive Lighting and the Communication of Sound. Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 1844.
1st Ed. xx + 451pp. + 32pp. publ. adverts. Frontis., 321 figures. Some very occasional marginal spotting, gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, some minor soiling, corners bumped with sl. wear, head of joints split, head of spine bumped and sl. chipped. David Boswell Reid, Physician, Chemist, Engineer (1805-63). DNB ‘... The ventilation of public buildings was a subject which early engaged his attention, and in 1844 he published [the above]. The book attracted general notice, and his system was adopted by Sir Charles Barry in the new houses of parliament. Reid was engaged for five years at Westminster upon this work. His method was also applied more fully to St. George's Hall, Liverpool—the only building, according to his own statement, in which his system was completely carried out ...’
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