9781851490219-1851490213-Fire & Light in the Home

Fire & Light in the Home

ISBN-13: 9781851490219
ISBN-10: 1851490213
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Caspall, John
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
Format: Hardcover 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781851490219
ISBN-10: 1851490213
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Caspall, John
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
Format: Hardcover 280 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Caspall, John wrote Fire & Light in the Home comprising 280 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1851490213 and 9781851490219. Since then Fire & Light in the Home textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This pioneering study of a long neglected and little understood subject breaks new ground for the collector, antique dealer and student of early lighting and fire making equipment. The author has traced the developments in this field with meticulous care beginning with the advent of fire, tinder boxes, flints and steels and related fire making appliances, through to the early nineteenth century when inventions such as the chemical match relegated such everyday items to history. The paraphernalia associated with the surprisingly difficult business of striking a spark and then keeping the resultant flame alight, took many different and inventive forms. From fire for warmth and the cooking of food came the need for adequate lighting in the homes of both the peasantry and the affluent, and various modes of lighting evolved, based upon whatever fuel was available. Fashion as well as practicality also played their parts in the design and execution of such items as candlesticks, wall sconces, cand
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