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R.A. Salaman

Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools
c.1700-1950 and the Tools of Allied Trades

In this marvelous book, Salaman describes and illustrates every tool used in the leather-working trades in Great Britain from about 1700 until the present time, and explains its purpose—all told, he covers over 1,100 different tools. As Dr. Daniel Preston comments in his preface to this reprint, “There is not now, nor has there ever been, such a complete compendium of arcane, irreplaceable, and wonderful leatherania in the English language.” With its great wealth of information and impeccable scholarship, this book is invaluable to leatherworkers, tool collectors, and industrial researchers alike.

400 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10", © 1986

Order Number: AP727

Dictionary of Woodworking Tools
c.1700-1950 and the Tools of Allied Trades

Since its first publication in 1975, R.A. Salaman's Dictionary of Woodworking Tools has come to be recognized as a definitive pioneering reference work, one of unparalleled value to craftsmen, collectors, antique dealers and all who are interested in the subject of woodworking tools and their use.
His rich language describes and explains the tools, not only of the more obvious woodworking trades but of the less obvious trades as well. The present edition is a substantial enlargement of the original work, revised and updated by Philip Walker, himself and authoritative historian-collector of tools.

546 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10", © 1997
Order Number: AP794...........$39.95
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