The Village Carpenter by Walter Rose
Issue: Issue 307
Posted Date: 8/14/2012
The Village Carpenter
, recently reprinted by Linden Publishing, is the memoir of Walter Rose, a master carpenter and son and grandson of master carpenters in Victorian England. In the book, originally published in 1937 and subtitled "The Classic Memoir of the Life of a Victorian Craftsman," he provides a complete description of the working conditions and typical tasks of a 19th century woodworker, including the typical tools of the time and practical tasks ranging from windmill repairs, to coffin making, to furniture repairs. The book also includes 31 vintage photographs and 11 hand-drawn illustrations. The Village Carpenter
by Walter Rose (Linden Publishing, ISBN 978-1-61035-051-8) is priced at $15.95.