THE

ART AND MYSTERY

OF A

CORDWAINER;

OR,

AN ESSAY

ON THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

OF

BOOT AND SHOE-MAKING.


WITH ILLUSTRATIVE COPPER PLATES,


By JOHN F. REES


LONDON:

PRINTED FOR GALE, CURTIS, AND FENNER,

PATERNOSTER-ROW


1813

 


Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane


CONTENTS.


PART THE FIRST.

(Preface)  
THREAD and WAX 2
CLOSING 6
LINING 13
Manís Shoe (Making) 15
Manís Pump (ditto) 39
Channel Pump (ditto) 45
Manís Boot (ditto) 48
Cork Sole Boot or Shoe 52
Womanís Wood-heel Pump 54
Woman's Wood-heel ditto, Silk, &c 68
Womanís Shoe, &c 74
Womanís Cork Shoe 77
Womanís Cork Pump 78
Turn-over Pump or Shoe 78
Womanís Plain-heel Shoe or Pump 80
Observations, &c 80

PART THE SECOND.

Cutting of Menís Shoes 85
Cutting of Menís Boots 103
Cutting of Hessian Boots 120
Cutting of Half-Boots to lace 126
Cutting of Womenís Shoes or Slippers 128
Cutting of Womenís Half-Boots 132
Cutting of Hide Leather for Soles, &c 133
Observations 134
Conclusion 138
(Advertisement)  
(Illustrations)  

 


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