This vintage book contains a concise guide to tanning leather, with information on blacking, stuffing, finishing, and more. Written in simple, plain language and full of useful tips, this volume will be of considerable utility to novice tanners and leather workers. "The Gleanings of Tanning" is highly recommended for those with a practical interest in leather craft and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "For Tanning Heavy Leather, Harness, Upper, Etc.", "To Color the Hides", "To Finish", "To Make Stuffing", "Grain Blacking", "Extra Harness Blacking", "Size for Finishing", "Another Good Receipt for Finishing", "Beautiful Bronze Leather", "For Oil Blacking", "To Tan Deer Skins", "To Dye Leather Yellow", 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 crafting. First published in 1879.