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SMELTING OF COPPER
THE TIME OF ELIZABETH
THE PRESENT DAY:
COL. GRANT-FRANCIS, F.S.A,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR THE COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN,
V. PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF SOUTH WALES,
AUTHOR OF "SWANSEA CHARTERS;" "NEATH AND ITS ABBEY;"
"Of the entire make of Copper in Great Britain, fully Nine-tenths appear
HENRY SOTHERAN & CO.,
LONDON AND MANCHESTER,..........
(By His Special Permission.)
IS HUMBLY DEDICATED
HIS OBLIGED AND GRATEFUL SERVANT,
HE First Edition of this Work, issued in
the year 1867, was limited to a very small impression. It was presented in its entirety to friends and Public Institutions, and was thus exhausted within a week or two of its publication.
The Author continues his History of the Industry through the earlier parts of the present century to our own day, sketching the establishment of individual works, describing their localities and furnishing the names of promoters, partners, and ground landlords, with other information of a like nature.
Here, too, will be found the names of those Nobles, Knights, and others, who joined in starting that grand old Company, the "Mines Royal," in 1580, as well as the strange powers granted by the Crown to those Associations from which such great results sprung and have continued to this time. In addition to those from Elizabeth's reign, charters of the like nature are quoted down to the period of Queen Anne, and most interesting extracts taken from the private day-books and ledgers of those eras are given in elucidation of the text.
An Appendix supplies much matter of cognate interest; eg., the Copper, brass, and silver coinage of the "Token" period, carefully
registered from originals belonging to the Author, and by him presented to the Royal Institution Museum at Swansea.