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 story of the lavatory, from the Elizabethan era to the modern day.
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(210mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Author Biography - David Eveleigh
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.