The Turkish Bath, its Design and Construction; with Chapters on the Adaptation of the Bath to the Private House, the Institution, and the Training Stable.

Allsop, Robert Owen.

Book ID: 959


8vo. vi, [1], 152 pp., [1 advert], 27 b/w plates including plans & sections, end papers used for adverts for showers and related products for bath houses, adverts continue to form the frontispiece opposite title page, original red cloth, worn at spine, gilt lettering, cracked spine, few pencil markings, otherwise copy in good condition, E. & F.N. Spon London, first edition, 1890.


A guide to the construction of a Turkish Bath which includes scientific built examples. A fascinating social record that indicates the increasing emphasis being placed on municipal facilities for the new urban population at the end of the 19th century. In 1894 the author went on to write a further book on baths entitled: ‘Baths and wash Houses’. Not in Creswell.

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