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A dissertation on the preservative from drowning, and swimmer's assistant : a new invention, simple, commodious, and of small expence : can be carried in a handkerchief, and instantly applied to the body, whether naked or cloathed, so as effectually to preserve from drowning, assists in swimming, and proves no hinderance to motion of action of any kind, either in or out of water : adapted to principles, established by experiments, and proved by trials : together with an useful account of losses of lives by water Preview this item
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A dissertation on the preservative from drowning, and swimmer's assistant : a new invention, simple, commodious, and of small expence : can be carried in a handkerchief, and instantly applied to the body, whether naked or cloathed, so as effectually to preserve from drowning, assists in swimming, and proves no hinderance to motion of action of any kind, either in or out of water : adapted to principles, established by experiments, and proved by trials : together with an useful account of losses of lives by water

Author: R Macpherson
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Murray ..., 1783.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: R Macpherson
OCLC Number: 14827498
Notes: Description of a cork life preserver.
Signatures: pi⁴ A-G⁸ H⁴ I⁴.
Engraved frontispiece of apparatus.
P.[130] is blank; the last leaf bears one page of addenda, numbered 131.
With a half title.
Imperfect: lacking final addenda leaf.
Description: viii, [1], 6-131, [1] pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm (8vo)
Responsibility: by R. Macpherson ...

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