A Toilsome Task of Industry - The Story of the Copper Industry in Wales, by J. Richard WilliamsA Toilsome Task of Industry - The Story of the Copper Industry in Wales, by J. Richard Williams
Book published by Carreg Gwalch in 2013, 304 pages. Paperback (N6804X1)
From the rear side cover: While the coal and iron industries have been well documented in Wales, the copper business has had less exposure. Richard Williams has put together in this readable book the story of the industry from the earliest times, through to the Industrial Revolution and after. He tells of the largest enterprises like Parys Mountain on Anglesey, of the era when Swansea was known as 'Copperopolis', and of many small mines elsewhere in Wales, and we get to know the characters involved, be they rich owners, struggling businessmen, or the men, women and children who worked in the mines...
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note there is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover