The Kiln Book, Frederick L. Olsen, Keramos Books, 1st Ed., 1973, Very Good

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Olsen, Frederick L. The Kiln Book (Bassett, CA: Keramos Books, 1973).
English, First Edition, Very Good, SC, oblong 8vo, 8 1/4" x 10," 146 pp., including illustrations and Index.

First Edition. Very Good gray paper wrappers, orange lettering on front, blue lettering on spine. Covers have light age toning, several tiny marks, and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have light age toning and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact. Replete with small black-and-white illustrations. A book about kiln construction. Explains the process of kiln construction and includes information about types of kilns, construction materials, measurements, calculations, and the like. Some of the subjects include "refractory materials and usages," methods of kiln construction, wall construction, brick-laying techniques, expansion joints, cross-draft kilns, downdraft kilns, updraft kilns, fuels, combustion, firing systems, and electric kilns. Perfect for the potter or ceramicist or enthusiasts of pottery and ceramics.