Colorado Springs: Out West Co., 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong Quarto (13 x 24 3/4") bound at top edge. 2 leaves, 86pp. (pp. 43–56 folding, 57–86 threefold. Original bolted orange-brown cloth with large lithographic plate laid into debossed frame. First leaf with foreword and information about the author with framed color portrait photo of author and color saddle printed to glossy paper, verso blank. Leaf two with index, verso blank.
"Leathercraft is an ancient, fascinating medium if artistic expression which has become amazingly popular during the last decade. It combines some of the best features of etching and sculpture and, like those arts, requires skill and knowledge of those techniques. The purpose of this comprehensive work is to assist those inclined by natural desire to acquire these skills and techniques which will release their latent creative abilities and permit full expression in the leather-working and carving medium. This detailed manual of instruction and design for leather working contains extensive information for the novice as well as for the advanced student and professional craftsman." (Foreword).
Beautifully illustrated with sepia-toned photographs, decorative ornamentation and technical drawings throughout, accompanied by descriptive text, covering all aspects of leather craft. Contains samples for bookbinding and design, machine quilting, lace or turn edges, handbags, coin purses, holster patterns, tapered leather patterns for buckle ends, applying inlay die, pierced leather, cutting patterns, ornamental cutting, edge cutting, carving, among many other details. Binding with light wear along edges, chips at corners, Block lightly age-toned. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #47102