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Title: Ueber Brennmaterial= und zeitsparende Backöfen für Holz=, Torf=, Stein= und Braunkohlen, mit sicherer Handhabung der Backhitze, für Militair= Anstalten und ganze Gemeinden, nebst ausführlicher Zeichnung.
Description: Berlin, In der Schlesingerschen Buch= und Musikhandlung, Unter den Linden No. 34 [Gedruckt bey August Petsch], 1823. 8vo. W. 1 large folding engraved plate depicting 6 smaller engr. ills. (appr. 45 x 27 cm) of a 'Sparender Back-Ofen'. Mid 19th c. pebbled and blindst. publ. cloth, giltlettered. (40 pp.). (Some spotting; last 4 lvs. lower blank righthand corner a few brown spots.). Based on the attempt by an unknown author in 1821 to write a prize winning article on the baking oven for communal purposes and its construction and use, written out by the 'Königlichen Sächsischen Landes Oekonomie=, Manufactur= und Commerzien Deputation', Büttner follows up on the research to date. Büttner focuses specifically on the design and construction of the ovens and adds detailed drawings. His view is that ovens are being built as a matter of course, constructed in a way that has been handed down generation by generation, without any real thought about construction and energy saving aspects. He emphasizes the importance of the right temperature, the right (mix) of solid fuel, in order to get a healthy, good looking, tasteful loaf of bread. Of prime importance to him is the reduction of 'Brennmaterial' or fuel. Although the engraved folding plate speaks of "Militair= Anstalten", the publication focuses on civil use of the baking oven.

Keywords: drink gastronomy food furnace technology

Price: EUR 360.00 = appr. US$ 391.26 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 4855