The New Complete Treatise on the Arts of Tanning, Currying and Leather Dressing (Paperback)
This special re-print edition of US Department of Agriculture's book "" contains a large amount of information on the art of tanning and preserving hides and furs. Written in 1865, included are details on the history of tanning and curing hides. Chapters include The Chemistry of Tanning, Tanning and Curing, Pure Tannin, Impure Tannin, Artificial Tannin, Tannin From Various Sources, Gallic and Egallic Acids For Tanning, Tanning Materials, Tanning Extracts, The Proper Treatment of Hides and Skins, Drying of Leather, Improved Tanning Processes and much. Also included are numerous instructions on the tanning and curing of a wide range of historical tanned products, such as Red Leather, Calf Skins, Belt Leather and others, along with the use of plants, barks and other natural pigments in tanning. At over 700 pages, this is one of the most authorative works on the subject. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.