The History of Kirkstall Forge through Seven Centuries, 1200-1954 A.D.: The Story of England's Oldest Ironworks.
Butler, Rodney.

York: William Sessions Limited, The Ebor Press 1975 Later printing of the enlarged and revised second edition (1954) Very good quarto (oversized) hardcover in very good dust jacket. Some light wear to the edges of the boards and dj with bumping to the heel of the spine. Slight twist to the spine. The dj has light browning along the spine and edges. 265 pages with illustrations, 6 appendices (1. the Cottons, Spencers, Dickin & Watts, 2. on importing iron from America, 3. the Staffordshire and Shropshire Ironworks in 1815, 4. iron furnaces in Blast in 1815 and 1825, 5. specification for steam engines and boilers in 1853, 6. workpeople employed by Kirkstall Forge in 1855), bibliography, table of chief events and comparative dates, and index. An interesting and detailed history of this famous British ironworks featuring excerpts from numerous letters and diaries from the owners. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 12816)


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