ROGERS, Jasper W. Facts and Fallacies of the Sewerage System of London, and other large Towns, with plans, elevations, and sections; being a complete exposition of its defects; showing that pestilence is spread by its deposits; detailing the means of remedying its evils: and pointing out the necessity for Public Lavatories, Closets, etc. as the first step towards the moral advancement of the lower classes. By Jasper W. Rogers, C.E., Hon. Engineer to the Sanitary Association of Dublin. London: Atchley and Co. [1859?]. First edition. pp. [ii], 48, xxviii, 8 leaves of plates (7 fold.). Recent moiré black cloth. Short edge tears to outer margins of a few leaves. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare.
COPAC locates 5 copies only. WorldCat 1.
Sewerage disposal as healthcare (and moral uplift also), from the author of the ‘Appeal for the Irish Peasantry’. Published shortly after severe outbreaks of typhus and cholera in London, this treatise is illustrated with eight engraved plates depicting drains, sewers, dry tunnels, filtering and deodorizing tanks and waterhouses.
Appendix: extracts from lectures on the properties of peat charcoal & on sanitary improvements.