A Book of English Trades: Being a Library of the Useful Arts

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English Heritage, 2006 - History - 92 pages
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First published in 1804, a set of books describing the various crafts and trades available to young people proved so popular that it went to numerous editions. This selection from the original volumes provides a fascinating account of the skills and tools required for 44 of these trades, as well as the financial rewards. Listed alphabetically, each trade description is accompanied by a beautiful full-page engraving illustrating the work. This book provides a revelation of just how much job descriptions have changed in two centuries.

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