[n.p.]: [n.p.], 1809. 8vo. 27 pp. FIRST EDITION. With 1 folding plate with 2 figures. Wrappers. Item #3772
This curious monograph on working stoves contains most probably one of the first descriptions of freestanding closed-top ranges with a flue. In 1780, the first kitchen stove was invented by Thomas Robinson. It had a cast iron oven on one side of a fire grate. We are unsure if this is an instruction booklet from the manufacturer, or a discourse on how to cook more nutritional meals using less fuel. The figure depicts placement of the fuel in order to cook foods evenly throughout.