ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS.
Resolutions of the Associated Architects; with the Report of a Committee by them appointed to consider the causes of the frequent Fires, and the best means of preventing the like in future.
No place, printer or date; London: Society of Architects, 1793
8vo, pp. (iv), iii, (4)–31. Original wrappers (spine torn and worn), uncut and largely unopened.
FIRST EDITION. The Association of Architects in London was formed in 1792 for the purpose of examining the cause of the frequent house fires, which spread rapidly as the floors were wooden and party walls were usually made of lath and plaster. The Association’s recommendation was the extensive use of plaster as a bedding for the floors in upper storeys, which would be an efficient retardant. This method was adopted in the repairs carried out to the numerous properties owned by the Duke of Bedford.