YOUNG, David.

Observations upon Fire, with a view to the best and most expeditious methods of extinguishing it, upon a new plan, with or without water.

Edinburgh: Printed for the Author,... .1784

8vo, 2 leaves + 48 pages. Original blue wrappers, stitched as issued. Wrappers slightly soiled, otherwise fine.

FIRST EDITION. Young recommends that if no water is available to extinguish a fire, it should be smothered with any suitable material; also that a fire can be put out by removing its fuel, and that it can be blown out using gunpowder. He also recommends splitting a large fire into several smaller ones. At the end he gives a course of action to be taken in the event of a fire.


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