This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on the leather industry in late-nineteenth century America, being a dissertation on the methods employed in and the economics of tanning. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history and development of the American tanning industry, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Selection and Classification of Hides and Sins", "Preparation of Hides for the Bark-Sweating", "Preparation of Hides for the Bark-Liming", "Preparation of Hides for the Bark-Fleshing and Tanning", "Preparation of Hides for the Bark-Fleshing and Trimming", "Grinding Bark-Bark Mills", "Leaching", 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 1876.