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The compleat loo: A lavatorial miscellany

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After the remarkably efficient sanitation system developed by the Romans, personal hygiene in Europe took a giant step backward, as primitive chamberpots and privies held sway for centuries. Then in the late 1800s, lavatory technology saw astonishing developments with the invention of the water closet--or WC. Providing a colorful history of the "necessary" from prehistoric ...more
Unknown Binding, 96 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Barnes & Noble Books (first published 1984)
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Jul 07, 2010 Benjamin rated it really liked it
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For those with a wry sense of humor that turns occasionally to the bathroom variety, The Compleat Loo; a lavatorial miscellany is just the ticket. It should satisfy any curiosity concerning the development of toilets, as well, since it recounts its history and latest developments. Well, as late as 1984 that is, the year it was published.

It's a quick read, well illustrated, and written in a light-hearted and vignette style. For serious enquirers, though, this may be a little on the light side for
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Jan 22, 2009 Zombaby Cera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Completely funny and oddly informative. Potty humor is timeless!
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Jul 29, 2016 Niffer rated it really liked it
A humorous and yet surprisingly interesting book about the history of toilets.
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