SHAW, EYRE M. - Fire Protection. A complete manual of the organization, machinery, discipline, and general working, of the fire brigade of London.
London, Charles and Edwin Layton 1876. Octavo publisher's cloth; xiii,332pp and an illustrated 64 page "Appendix of Manufacturers' and other Advertisements, having reference to Fire Protection", numerous illustrations and diagrams, a plate and a double page map. Some foxing at the ends but a rather good copy. ¶ Uncommon and essential in fire fighting history. As far as Shaw was concerned, this was the first attempt in any language "approaching to a complete or comprehensive scheme" to embody the essential principles and practice of fire fighting. In other countries printed manuals "of some kind or another have been in use for many years .. but they are meagre in the extreme and .. altogether useless for the instruction of fire brigades charged with the protection of great commercial cities". Shaw was of course responsible for the modern London fire department, in turn the model for fire departments around the world.AUD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 858.5 US$ 939.41 | £UK 732 | JP¥ 104607] Book number 7567
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