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ACCUM (Fredrick). A Practical Treatise on Gas-Light: exhibiting a summary description of the Apparatus and Machinery best calculated for Illuminating Streets, Houses, and Manufactories, with Carburetted Hydrogen, or Coal=Gas: with Remarks on the Utility, Safety, and general Nature of this new ranch of Civil Economy.1815

London: Stereotyped and Printed by Davies and Michael, for R. Ackermann, Second Edition, folding hand-coloured frontispiece and 6 hand-coloured plates (one folding), 6pp. publisher's catalogue at end, x, [2], [xi] - xvii, [1], 194 pp., contemporary half calf, slightly rubbed, spine ruled in gilt, morocco label, a nice clean copy. Accum collaborated with Rudolph Ackermann, "in order to introduce into England the lighting of towns by gas; and in 1810, when the London Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company was formed, Accum was nominated one of its engineers. It is said that the prompt adoption of this mode of lighting in London and other large cities was greatly due to his 'Practical Treatise on Gas Light'. The first two editions were printed in 1815," - DNB, the fourth and last edition was published in 1818. Partington, 111, 827; cf. Abbey Life, 436.

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