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Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and the Water-Closet by  Lawrence Wright - Paperback - 2005 - from KALAMOS BOOKS and Biblio.com

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Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and the Water-Closet

by Wright, Lawrence

Condition: Very Good


Penguin, 2005. Who would have supposed that the Romans had insulated hot water pipes? That Queen Elizabeth I had a valve water–closet? That Louis XIV had cushions in his bath? That sponges have sex? Clean and Decent, says the author, is meant to entertain, even if scholarship does keep breaking through. Engrossing and amusing, this classic illustrated history of the bathroom and watercloset, first published in 1960, suggests that more may be learned about the past from lavatories than from battlefields.281p. illus bibliography. index Remainder mark, else near fine . Softcover. Very Good.




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