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McLaughlin, Dirt - A Social History Through the Uses and Abuses of Dirt.

McLaughlin, Terence.

Dirt – A Social History Through the Uses and Abuses of Dirt.

New York, Stein and Day, 1971. Octavo. IX, 182 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only.

A Scene of Pomp and Luxury / The Dance of Death / Sweete Themmes Run Softly [About the River Thames]/ etc.

A study which speaks about Infection and Clkeanliness, Roman BathsOutbreak of last “Plague in Britain” in London in the years 1665-1666, caused by Rats / “…. most of the epidemic diseases at the timetended to start from the “Great Wren” / Bristol as a filthy city /

Terence McLaughlin’s delightful study of dirt covers much cultivated and uncultivated ground. The historical perspective begins with the Romans’ answer to body odor (Baths) and the early Christians’ rejection of Roman values, including cleanliness. Following mankind down the dusty road of civilization, the author leaves us where we are now; surrounded by what all seem to agree is dirty air, dirty water, dirty landscapes, and dirty cities. (Publisher’s Info on the front flap of the dustjacket)

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McLaughlin, Dirt - A Social History Through the Uses and Abuses of Dirt.