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THE SMELTING OF COPPER IN THE SWANSEA DISTRICT
Grant-Francis, Col.

THE SMELTING OF COPPER IN THE SWANSEA DISTRICT

of South Wales, from the Time of Elizabeth to the Present Day: Henry Sotheran & Co. 1881.
2nd Ed. Illustrated. Sm. 4to. x + 193pp. 12 plates, 4 ills. Some light browning, leather backed marbled boards, gilt motifs and gilt lettered labels to spine. First published in an Edition of 50 in 1867. George Grant Francis (18141882), antiquary. ODNB ... So numerous were the enquiries for the book that he published it in 1881 as a quarto volume, supplemented with material from the Gnoll MSS of Neath ... Francis was able to add to this second edition many new and important facts, while he personally examined each of the copper-smelting works described in the book. Subsequent work has partially suspended the book, which none the less remained of use over a century later ...
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