Die Wasserversorgung antiker Städte. Mensch und Wasser. Mitteleuropa. Thermen. Bau / Materialien. Hygiene.
Philip von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 1988. 223p. Richly ills.(B&W as well as full colour photographs and line drawings). Imitation leather bound with dust wrps. Dust wrps slightly damaged to lower edge. Series: Geschichte der Wasserversorgung, Band 3. Nice copy. ‘This volume is devoted especially to the water systems, both civil and military, in the northern provinces of the Roman Empire; but it contains also thematic essays on baths, building techniques, and hygiene. In what is called a ‘Bildanhang’ examples of an even wider variety of water systems in Europe and N. Africa are also succinctly described, and depicted, in alphabetical order from Aix-en-Provence to Segovia. Whatever the interest of the essays, it is this mass of information which gives the volume unique value. The whole production (…) is of exemplary standard. Highly professional and scholarly though it is, the aim has been to make the astonishing achievements of antiquity in the management of water understandable, and accessible to the interested layman.’ (G.E. RICKMAN in The Classical Review (New Series), 1989, p.416).