Little book of early American crafts and trades
Charming 1807 children's book explains large variety of crafts and trades, with a full chapter devoted to each: spinner, basketmaker, hatmaker, jeweller, brickmaker and bricklayer, potter, dyer, plumber, apothecary, and others. 23 copperplate illustrations are excellent examples of early commercial art.
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