‘The Wealthy Barber’ of 1888

The Blacksmith: a pillar of the community, strong, humble yet essential to daily life in the 1800s. He kept the horses shod and the coaches running. So why shouldn’t he see to the wheels of commerce, too?

A Blacksmith (Thomas S. Linscott). Path of Wealth or, Light from My Forge: A Discussion of God’s Money Laws. The Relation Between Giving and Getting. Cash and Christianity. First Edition. Brantford: Bradley, Garretson, 1888. [6], iii-xx, 1-364 [2] plus plates in black leather covered boards with gilt- and blind-stamped decorations, titles, etc., to front panel and spine, a.e.g., woodgrain-patterned endpapers. 12mo. Cover edges somewhat worn at tail fore-edge, LL rear corner is a bit depressed and a faint liquid stain is barely visible over that. Brief, contemporary gift inscription first blank, title and frontis. generally lightly soiled as are just two or three other pages, the rest a clean with only faintly discernible aging present. Religion ECB10046 $50.00

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