This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to leather working, with detailed information on hides, skins, and the manufacturing processes involved in leather production. Profusely illustrated and full of interesting and practical information, this volume is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in leather craft and the leather industry. Contents include: "The Raw Material", "Hides", "Skins", "Flaying and Curing", "Imperfections" "The Manufacturing Materials", "The Manufacture of Sole-Leather", "The Preparatory Process", "Vegetable Tanning of Sole Leather", "Finishing Sole Leather", "Other Heavy Leathers", "The Manufacture of Upper Shoes and Dressing Leather", 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 1905.