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"A Langton Quarryman's Apprentice"
James Corben's Autobiography
This autobiography  was written by James Corben in 1880 when he was 68 years old.  The entire work is very lengthy and only the parts relevant to the Isle of Purbeck have been extracted here.  The appalling conditions of employment in the quarries are very well described.
                           A5  24pp                                                                 £2.50 plus postage and packing rate A
"Ancient Order of Purbeck Marblers and Stonecutters"
Articles of Agreement, etc.

The Ancient Order of Purbeck Marblers and Stonecutters was one of the semi-religious Trade Guilds of mediaeval England.  In 1937 all existing documents of the Guils were traced and collated.  In this booklet the Articles are reproduced in the form used in a pamphlet published in the 1880's.

                 A5  16pp                                                                   £1.50 plus postage and packing rate A
           
"The Stone Quarries of Langton Matravers"
It was in the days of the Roman Occupation of Britain that stone quarries were first worked in Purbeck, and Purbeck Limestone has been used for building purposes ever since.
                 A5  30pp                                             £3.00 plus postage and packing rate A                        
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