Victorian Cabinet Maker: The Memoirs of James Hopkinson 1819-1894 (Jocelyne Baty Goodman)

Victorian Cabinet Maker: The Memoirs of James Hopkinson 1819-1894 (Jocelyne Baty Goodman) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography section. priced at just £5.00!

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white plates; Maps;

From the cover: These are the memoirs of a Victorian cabinet-maker, who had the gift of vividly recalling and recounting past events in his life. Here is a treasure-house of stories and information about James Hopkinsons home as a child; the conditions of his apprentice workshop in Nottingham, where restrictive practices were as strong as at any time since; the cabinet makers shops where he worked, in Nottingham and in Liverpool. He tells of an extraordinary expedition to Derby for the Shrove Tuesday football match; of a trip on the steamer from Hull to London; of his courting and marriage all kinds of memories of people and places.

The leather-bound book in which James Hopkinson wrote his life-story was found only recently in an old trunk by his granddaughter, and has been edited for publication by her niece his great-granddaughter.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 138 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.

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