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The Cooper and His Trade

Kenneth Kilby

This is the first book on coopering by a cooper. Kilby was born into a family of coopers and was apprenticed to the trade. The first part if the book, partly biographical, deals with the materials, tools and techniques of coopering, discussing the roles of the white cooper, the dry cooper and the various kinds of wet cooper. The second part of the book deals with the social history of the trade.


 192 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", 1990
Order Number: VAP130............$21.95
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