The World's Oldest Professions (A Dictionary)
by Richard Voorhees
The dictionary of "Old Pros" revives 1,647 old professions, dating from pre-history to the 20th century, bringing them to life with funny, biting, heart-breaking observations about work. Including essays on ancient economic mayhem, this definitive reference work is a word lover’s feast. History buffs will find its thousand views on the trouble with toil enthralling.