This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to curing, tanning and colouring the skins of sheep, goat, dog, rabbit, otter, beaver, mink, wolf, and more. With useful illustrations and practical directions for the proper use of tools, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in leather working. Contents include: "Utensils", "Preparing the Hides or Skins", "To Soak the Hides or Skins", "To Remove the Hair or Wool", "Fleshing a Skin", "Tan Liquor for Light Skins", "Finishing Light Skins", "Glove Leather Liquid", "Tan Liquor for Heavy Hides", "Finishing Heavy Hides", "Waterproof Stuffing", "Grain Blacking", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on leather working.