Fire Engines and Fire-Fighting - David Burgess-WiseOctopus, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with fading at the joins of both panels and onto the spine. Price Clipped.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The history of man’s age-old battle to control the ravages of fire is described in this exciting and colourful book. The primitive hoses of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the desperate remedies of medieval man, and the enthusiastic engineering of the nineteenth century: the development of fire-fighting equipment up to today’s sophisticated jet-powered pumps is traced in detail. From the burning of Rome and the Great Fire of London to the Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Sao Paulo high-rise holocaust, historic fires are discussed and illustrated.”