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Boy's Book of Trades

Product Code: BOYNMU6Z62


The perfect gift for the Grandpa who you thought had everything? This beautifully put together book dates from 1860, and is illustrated with a good number of beautiful engravings of tradesmen at work, and their tools.

The cutler and file-cutter, the calico printer, the gilder, the brickmaker, the manufacture of gas, the tanner, the needle maker and many more - all are covered in impressive detail, with some trades still familiar today and others consigned to the forgotten and hence exotic vastnesses of the past.

"There is scarcely a boy to be found who, when he has been into the country and seen the wheel of the old water mill going round, or the fans of the windmill slowly revolving in the air, has not thought that it would be pleasant to follow the business of a miller. Millers are proverbially jolly fellows, and their houses and the mills themselves are generally very picturesque, and stand in pleasant country places; then again, what wonderful fat perch and chub and pike can be caught in the weir or the mill stream, and what a quiet sleepy occupation it must be to lie on the grass or in some great room in the mill, watching the fans, or listening to the summer breeze wafting through the sails!"

A beautiful and amazing book, of interest to boys of all ages and genders.

316 fascinating pp, hardbound facsimile of a book first published in 1860, illustrated throughout.



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