The following books are, for the most part, old and hard to come by.
I don't know how many times I have had students or prospective students
ask about books on the subject of bootmaking or shoemaking. Aside from
my own, there is comparatively very little that has ever been written.
If you can find these in the library or are willing to buy them as antiques,
they are all well worth the price of admission.
- John F. Rees : The Art and Mystery of a Cordwainer (London, 1813)
- James Devlin: The Guide to the Trade, The Shoemaker (London, 1839)
- S.S. Campion: Delightful History of Ye Gentle Craft (Taylor & Son,
- The Art of Boot and Shoemaking J.B. Leno (1895)
- The Manufacture of Boots and Shoes Edited by F.Y Golding (London 1902;
- Boot and Shoe Design and Manufacture, E.J.C. Swaysland,(Jos. Tebbut
- The Boot and Shoemaker Edited by E Bordoli (Gresham Publishing 1917),4Vols.
- Boot and Shoe Manufacture, Frank Plucknett (Isaac Pitman & Sons,
- R.A. Salaman, The Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools, c.1700-1950,(MacMillan
Publishing, New York, 1986)
- June Swann, Shoes (Drama Book Publishers, New York, 1982)
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for more information contact: D.W. Frommer II -- Bootmaker