1841 · Lisboa
Sr. Monteiro, a resident in London, claims to have invented and patented a new device to "raise and direct water, and other liquids, to any height" ("elevar e dirigir a agua e outors liquidos, a qualquer altura" (title-page). The device is illustrated on p. 3.
Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, and ProBase locate only the copy in the National Library of Portugal. Later stiff wrappers. Signature on title-page; leaf of illustration shaved at fore-edge with slight loss of a small image showing a detail of the mechanism. (Inventory #: 39652)