Purbeck Shop: A Stoneworker’s Story of Stone :: Eric Benfield

Purbeck Shop: A Stoneworker’s Story of Stone :: Eric Benfield soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!

Southampton: Ensign Publications, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Glossary; Title page vignette;

From the cover: This is the story of a living community of people who still inhabit a part of Dorset, told by one of its kind and recalling the great days of an industry now largely gone.

That this community should have produced a writer like Eric Benfield and that this particular part of Dorset, The Isle of Purbeck still guards its stone heritage so jealously can be seen as indicators of a remarkable breed of countrymen.

Their insular stance comes through very well in the text. It is said to be impossible to walk out of Purbeck without stepping over some small stream of water; and as the stone-working families were there before any real brid…

Introduction by: Brian Bugler

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Previous owners’ name to the first blank.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 158 pages. Index. 9¾” x 6¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Local History catalogue?

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