RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY - Trades Described London, The Religious Tract Society, [n.d].
12mo. Original brown cloth patterned in blind, yellow endpapers, title gilt to spine; pp. [iv], 175; a good copy with some edge wear, and darkening to the lower front cover, a neat ink inscription to ffep and some internal pencil marks by a prior owner.
An amusing book describing various practical trades, framed as a handbook for older children considering their options. Covers a range of occupations from gardeners, tailors, builders, hatters, bookbinders and more, including many etchings of people busily engaged in their craft, and surprisingly detailed accounts of their day-to-day travails, such as how paper is made, or how paint is mixed.