Sir John Harington's "Privie in Perfection," precursor to the modern "water closet"
 
 
 
 
Woodcut illustration of the first functioning 'water closet' in Sir John Harington's
A new discourse of a stale subject, called the metamorphosis of Ajax (London: Richard Field, 1596).
 

 

 

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