Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical. A new edition. Vol. III.

By: THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count of Rumford (1753-1814).

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8vo. xi, [16], 498, ads [2] pp. 7 engraved plates, numerous woodcuts. Original full gilt-ruled calf; spine heavily restored, extremities worn, hinges neatly mended. Bookplates of James T. Bland, and Anne Willan. Very good. This is an early text on the kitchen and all heating implements relating to equipping the room for usage. Rumford, the noted physicist and inventor, describes kitchen fire-places, the roaster, dripping-pan, heating an iron oven, construction of boilers, steam cooking, warming rooms, saucepan heaters, portable furnaces, tea-kettles (p.301), kitchen utensils for the poor, "account of a concealed kitchen," chimneys, warm bathing, management of fires, use of steam as a vehicle for transporting heat, etc. Thompson is known also as the inventor of the coffee percolator (1806/1812), published in a later volume. PROVENANCE: Anne Willan (born 1938) is a recognized authority on French cooking, with more than 35 years of experience as a cooking teacher, cookbook author and food columnist. She is the founder of the prestigious Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, which operated in Burgundy France from 1991 until 2007.

Title: Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical. A new edition. Vol. III.

Author Name: THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count of Rumford (1753-1814).

Categories: Domestic Science,

Publisher: London:, Printed by Luke Hanford . . . for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1802.: 1802

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S11872

Keywords: Domestic Science