Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Privies and Water Closets

Privies and Water Closets
Item# 9780747807025

Product Description

Publisher: Shire

Author: David Eveleigh

Although Thomas Crapper is most commonly associated with the invention of the flushing toilet, his models were in fact the result of a long line of improvements to earlier designs which date back to ancient times. This book is an ideal introduction to the history of the toilet, tracing its development from the primitive - and very smelly - privy maiden to today's one-piece, all-ceramic WC. Illustrated with superb photographs, this book tells the intimate story of the lavatory. (pb)