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The Principles of Leather Manufacture

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This vintage book contains a comprehensive treatise on the manufacture of leather, with details on deliming, depilation, the chemical qualities of skins and hides, puering, bating, drenching, and much more. Although old, much of the information contained within this book is timeless and will be of considerable utility to the modern reader with an interest in tanning. Contents include: "Introductory Sketch of Leather Manufacture", "The Living Cell", "Putrefaction and Fermentation", "Antiseptics and Disinfectants", "The Origin and Curing of Hides and Skins", "Structure and Growth of Skin", "The Chemical Constituents of Skin", "The Physical Chemistry of the Hide-Fibre", 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. First published in 1903.

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