Early American Technology
Hartford, John Russell Jr., 1813.

Diving, or an attempt to describe upon Hydraulic and hydrostatic principles, a method of supplying the diver with air under water.

8vo. 8 pp. Unbound and unopened. Excellent.

First edition. Published during the War of 1812, an early American pamphlet describing two methods for supplying a diver with air. The author envisions a naval force of three to four hundred men duly supplied with air, at depths of 3-7 soundings, capable of making a formidable surprise attack in the Potomac.

Hough was also the author of a related work on the principles of liquid attraction.

* Rink 2770; S & S 28,780; not in Sabin.

Price: $550.00

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