Synopses & Reviews
Originally written as an aid for boys seeking information about prospective trades and occupations available to them as adults, this profusely illustrated and instructive text also stresses the importance, dignity, and techniques of labor. First published during the mid-Victorian era, it is today a charming window on the past, offering glimpses of basic crafts and industries of the period. In addition to detailing the work of tailors, shoemakers, bakers, plumbers, and housepainters, the text devotes full chapters to the work of bricklayers, cabinet- and gun-makers, sugar refiners, coppersmiths, calico printers, millers, and twenty-one other tradespeople.
With facts and hints for modern craftworkers and fascinating background for anyone interested in bygone ways of life, this rare primer will be treasured not only by cultural historians and hobbyists, but will also delight collectors and Americana enthusiasts.
A lavishly illustrated primer to Victorian England's crafts and trades
Published in the 1860s as an instructive text on the importance, dignity and techniques of labor, this fascinating guide features numerous depictions of work implements and workshops, as well as valuable insights about Victorian working class culture. Includes more than 700 detailed illustrations.
Published in the 1860s as an instructive text on the importance, dignity, and techniques of labor, this primer to Victorian-era crafts and trades provides valuable insights on the period's working class culture. Includes detailed information on the work of tailors, shoemakers, bakers, millers, sugar refiners, and 28 other tradespeople. More than 700 illustrations.
Lavishly illustrated primer on the work of tailors, shoemakers, calico printers, millers, and 29 other craftworkers provides valuable insights on Victorian working class culture. More than 700 illustrations.