Mining UK Wales Wales Metal Mining Waller's Description of the Mines in Cardiganshire

Waller's Description of the Mines in Cardiganshire

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David Bick, 265mm x 200mm Soft back 63pp, Colour

Three Centuries ago, the silver lead mines of Mid Wales were highly prized and after a rich discovery , the Company of Mine Adventurers was launched in a fanfare of publicity to work them. In 1704 to aid the promotion, William Waller, the manager compiled his Description of the Mines in Cardiganshire, with a series of maps and plans of the mines and smelting works. They were the first of their kind to be published and have long been regarded by Historians and Industrial Archaeologists as prime source material. To mark the tercentenary this volume contains a complete facsimile reprint of the original which is now very scarce. Also included are a number of supplementary colour photos, modern explanations written by David.

The book reflects David's enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject. This is an excellent publication and one of the best I have seen for some time. I only received them today and had to read it immediately. This is genuinely great mining history publication and should sit with pride of place on your bookshelf.

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