Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson, 1799. 20pp. Modern brown cloth, spine gilt. Small stain to titlepage, else quite clean. Very good plus. A very early work on urban water supply. Latrobe herein states in concise form his scheme for providing the city of Philadelphia with a supply of pure water. Philadelphia was the first American city to take such measures, prompted by the yellow fever epidemic of 1795. Latrobe is considered the Father of American Architecture, and oversaw construction of the Capitol Building, among others in the newly establish Washington D.C. ESTC locates just eight copies. EVANS 35715. RINK 2734. ESTC W28579. (Inventory #: WRCAM45424)
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