The Working Man's Companion Cottage Evenings together with The Working Man's Companion, The Results of Machinery etc (Third Edition)
Charles Knight, London, 1831. First Edition, Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Small Octavo. 216 pp. 3/4 contemporary green calf binding with gilt edging and red title label to spine. Boards lightly worn and scuffed but gilt still bright. Inner hinges cracking but boards still firmly attached. Marbled end papers with matching edges. Cottage Evenings is a series of informative articles directed at the agricultural population and include such titles as: Savings Banks; The Moon and Planets; Pawnbroker's Shops; On Being Content; Taming of Animals and The Life and Character of Alfred the Great. The Results of Machinery, namely, cheap production and increased employment exhibited: being an address to the working-men of the UK. This volume seeks to explain the benefits of machinery in industries such as cotton picking and railway building to those workers who have only known hand-tools. A few text engraving, frontis portrait of Alfred the Great and appendices. Contents a little darkened and blemished with owner signature on each title page but overall a clean, well preserved copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Sociology & Culture; Britain/UK; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 19372.
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Keywords: BZDB37 Farming & Rural Life; Sociology & Culture; Britain/UK; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Sociology & Culture Antiquarian & Rare