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The Book of Trades, 3rd Edition
Richard Griffin & Co, 1837 This edition of this frequently published book includes comprehensive explanations and diagrams of carpentry tools, joints, methods and so on, and can be viewed online for free at bit.ly/ggl-trades-1837.
Tracing Your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors
Pen & Sword, 2015
Adèle’s overview of trades, unions and apprenticeships includes a chapter on the building trades.
You can find information about the London guild the Carpenters’ Company and a reading list on this website dedicated to the social history of the capital.
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