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Bibliography on leather and leather goods by Kendra of Holly Oak.


NOTE: See also the files: leather2-bib, leather-msg, leather-dyeing-msg, lea-tanning-msg, lea-bladders-msg, lea-tooling-msg.





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From: Sue=Hallock%Doc%Banyan at hippo.b (10/31/94)

To: markh at sphinx

RE>CRAFTS: Leather Sources?


I have attached a copy of the bibliography as an ASCII file.  If you know

of any resources that are not on this list, please let me know.  I would

like to compile a complete as possible bibliography on leather.  Thanks!


-- Kendra of Holly Oak, East Kingdom





Attwater, W.A.  1961.  Leathercraft.  London: B.T. Batsford.


Clarkson, L.A.  1966.  "The leather crafts in Tudor and Stuart

     England"  Agricultural History Review  vol. xiv (1966): 245-



Exhibition of Leathercraft Through the Ages.  1951. London:

     Museum of Leathercraft.


Francis-Lewis, C.  1928.  The Art and Craft of Leatherwork.

     London: Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd.


Hawthorne, J. G. and C. S. Smith (trans).  1979. Theophilus:  On

     Divers Arts.  New York.


Hunter, George Leland.  1918.  Decorative Textiles.  Grand

     Rapids, MI:  Dean-Hicks Company.


Petersen, Grete.  1961.  Creative Leatherwork.  London:



Reed, R.  1972.  Ancient Skins, Parchments and Leathers. New

     York:  Seminar Press.


Russell, J.  1939.  "English medieval leatherwork" Archeology

     Journal  96: 132-41.


Roseaman, I.P.  1942.  Leatherwork.  Leicester: Dryad Ltd.


Sharphouse, J.H.  1963.  The Leatherworker's Handbook. London:

     Leather Producers' Association.


Shoe and Leather Bibliography.  Northampton Museum.


Waterer, John W.  1971.  "Spanish" Leather. London: Faber &

     Faber Ltd.


Waterer, John W.  1968.  Leather Craftsmanship.  New York:



Waterer, J. W.  1966.  "Birth and growth of a new museum -- the

     Museum of Leathercraft"  Museum Journal 66:203-12 D'66.


Waterer, John W.  1965.  "Leather" in A History of Technology

     vol. II. Oxford: Clarendon Press.


Waterer, John W.  1950.  Leather and Craftmanship. London.


Waterer, J. W.  1946.  Leather: in Life, Art & Industry.  London:

     Faber and Faber.






Note:     The best sites for finding intact leatherwork are

     waterlogged or waterfront sites.  The site reports for these

     types of sites usually contain the word "waterfront" or

     "lowland".  Example:  "Excavations on the Thames waterfront

     at Trig Lane, London."


Armstrong, P.  1980.  "Excavations in Scale Lane/Lowgate 1974"

     East Riding Archaeologist, 6: 1-98.


Armstrong, P.  1977.  "Excavations in Sewer lane, Hull 1974"

     East Riding Archaeologist,  3.


Jackson, S.  1979  "The Leather" in Ayers, B. "Excavations at

     Chapel Lane Staith 1978", East Riding Archaeologist, 5:47-



MacGregor, A.  1982.  Anglo-Scandinavian Finds from Lloyds Bank,

     Pavement, and Other Sites.  The Archeaology of York: 17.


MacGregor, A.  1978.  "Industry and commerce in Anglo-

     Scandinavian York"  Viking Age York and the North.  London:

     R.A. Hall ed.


Padley, T.G. and S. Winterbottom.  1991.  The Wooden, Leather and

     Bone Objects from Castle Street, Carlisle: excavations 1981-

     2.  Kendal, England: The Cumberland and Westmorland

     Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. -- primarily Roman

     military tents and shoes


Pareja, Jesus Bermudez.  1974.  Paintings on Leather in the

     Alhambra of Granada.  Vich, Spain:  Colomer Munmany, S.A.


Platt, Colin, and Richard Coleman-Smith.  1975.  "The Leather"

     Excavations at Medieval Southampton 1953-1969. Leicester:

     Leicester University Press.


Thompson, R.,  1978.  "The industrial archaeology of leather."

     Leather, September 1978.


Tweddle, Dominic.  1986.  "Finds from Parliament Street and other

     sites in the City Centre"  The Archaeology of York, volume

     17: the small finds.  London: Council for British



Waateringe, Willy Groenman-van.  1984.  Die Lederfunde von

     Haithabu. (Leather Finds from Hedeby)  Nuemunster: Karl

     Wachholtz Verlag.


Waateringe, Willy Groenman-van.  Leather from Medieval Svendbord.


Waterer. John W.  1972.  A Guide to the Conservation and

     Restoration of Objects Made Wholly or in Part of Leather.

     New York: Drake Publishers, Inc.






Allin, Clare E.  1981.  The Medieval Leather Industry in

     Leicester. Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records



Black, W. H.  1871.  History and Antiquities of the Worshipful

     Company of Leathersellers of the City of London. London:

     privately printed.


Cherry, John.  1991.  "Leather"  English Medieval Industries:

     craftsmen, techniques & products, John Blair and Nigel

     Ramsay, eds.  London: The Hambledon Press.


Clarkson, L. A.  1960.  The English Leather Industry in the

     Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1563-1700). University

     of Nottingham: Ph.D. Thesis.  (don't know if this was



Clarkson, L. A.  1960.  "The organization of the English leather

     industry in the Late Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries"

     Economic History Review 13.  (Probably contains much of the

     research in Clarkson's Ph.D. thesis--see above)


Clarkson, L. A.  1965.  "English economic policy in the Sixteenth

     and Seventeenth Centuries:  The case of the leather

     industry"  Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research



Davis, C.T.  1885.  The Manufacture of Leather. Philadelphia &



Jackson, Susan.  1985.  Leather and Archaeology:  the leather

     industry in Hull from the late 13th to the 17th century.

     Humberside: Humberside Leisure Services.


Lamb, M. C.  1907.  Leather Dressing.  London:  The Leather

     Trades' Publishing Company.


Lambert, J. J.  1933.  Records of the Skinnners of London: Edward

     I to James I.  London.


Macbride, David.  1780.  The Art of Tanning and Currying Leather,

     etc. London: J. Nourse.


Moseley, G.C.  1939.  Leather Goods Manufacture.  London: Sir

     Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd.


O'Flaherty, F. ed.  1985.  The Chemistry and Technology of

     Leather.  New York:  Reinhold Publishing Company.


Salaman, R.A.  1986.  Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools, c. 700-



Salzman, L.F.  1923.  English Industries of the Middle Ages.



Thomas, S., L.A. Clarkson, R. Thomson.  1983.  Leather

     Manufacture Through the Ages.  East Midlands Industrial

     Archaeology Conference, 27.


Thompson, R.,  1981.  "Leather manufacture in the post-medieval

     period with special reference to Northamptonshire",  Post-

     Mediieval Archaeology, 15: 161-175.


Thompson, R.S.  1980.  "Tanning: Mans first manufacturing

     process?"  Trans. Newcomen Society  vol. lii-liii (1980-82),



Watt, A.  1885.  The Art of Leather Manufacture.  (1st edn, 1885;

     3rd edn, 1890),  London: Crosby Lockwood & Co.


Wood, J. T.  1912.  The Puering, Bating, and Drenching of Skins.







Anon.  1927.  "Viking sheaths of leather" Antiquaries Journal 7:



Cowgill, J.  1987  Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 1:

     knives & scabbards.  London: Her Majesty's Stationary



Goudge, C.E.  1979.  "Late Saxon leather sheaths from Gloucester

     and York"  Antiquaries Journal  59:125-7.


Waddington, Q.  1927.  "Viking sheath of leather"  Antiquities

     Journal. 7: 526.






Dare, M. P.  1928.  Medieval Shoemakers and Tanners of Leicester,

     Northampton and Nottingham:  a sidelight on the History of

     Footwear Crafts in the Midlands as revealed by Municipal and

     Occupation Records 1196 to 1670.  Associated Architectural

     Societies Reports and Papers, vol. XXXIX Part I, 1928, 141-7


Grew, Francis and Margrethe de Neergaard.  1988.  Medieval Finds

     from Excavations in London: 2-- shoes & pattens. London:

     Her Majesty's Stationary Office.


Hald, Margrethe.  1972.  Primitive Shoes: an archaeological-

     ethnological study based upon shoe finds from the Jutland

     Peninsula.  Copenhagen:  The National Museum of Denmark.


Mander, C. H. W.  1931.  A Desciriptive and Historical Account of

     the Guild of Cordwainers of the City of London. London:

     The Company.


Mountfield, P.R.  1965.  "The footwear industry of the East

     Midlands"  East Midland Geographer  vol. 23: 394-413.


Swann, J. M.  1973.  "Shoe fashions to 1600"   Transactions of

     the Museum Assistants' Group for 1973.  no. 12: 14-24.


Thomas, S.  1980.  Medieval Footwear from Coventry.


Thornton, J. H.  1973.  "The examination of early shoes to 1600"

     Transactions of the Museum Assistants' Group for 1973.  no.

     12: 2-13.






Note:     Special thanks to Master Balderic of Ealdormere for

     many of the references in this section.


"Byzantine Parchment"  1989.   Journal of American Institute of

     Conservationists.  28 Fall '89  pp 61-66.


Forbes, R.J.  1956.  "Parchment"  Studies in Ancient Technology

     IV, Leiden, Netherlands: E.J. Brill.


Forde, Helen.  1986.  Domesday Preserved.  London:  Her Majesty's

     Stationary Office.


Fulacher, Pascal.  1988.  "Metier Parcheminier" Art et Metiers

     du Livre.  vol 149: 77-83.


Wildbrett, Edith and Von Manfred.  1991. "Hautpergament--Ein

     Naturprodukt von erlesener Schonheit" Pergament:

     Geschichte, Struktur, Restaurierung, Herstellung. Jan

     Thorbecke Verlag Sigmaringen.


Reed, Ronald.  1976.  Specimens of Parchment with Notes by Ronald

     Reed.  Los Angeles:  Dawson's Book Shop.


Reed, Ronald.  1975.  The Nature and Making of Parchment. Leeds,

     England: The Elmete Press.


Ryder, Michael L.  1964.  "Parchment -- Its history, manufacture

     and composition"  Journal of the Society of Archivists. vol

     2: 9, April, 1964.


Thompson, Daniel V.  1936.  The Materials and Techniques of

     Medieval Painting.  NY: Constable, 1936.


Thompson, Daniel V.  1935.   "Medieval Parchment-Making"  The

     Library.  4th series, vol. 16: 113-117.


Visscher, W.P.  1986.  "Trends in Vellum and Parchment Making

     Past and Present"  The New Bookbinder: Journal of Designer

     Bookbinders.  vol. 6: 41-81.


Vorst, Benhamin.  1986.  "Parchment Making--Ancient and Modern"

     Fine Print.  vol 12 (4): 209-221.






Note:     There are many more books on bookbinding -- when I did

     this research I was focusing on tooled leather.


Cockerell, Douglas.  1901.  Bookbinding and the Care of Books.

     London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd. -- No medieval material

     but good practical guide on bookbinding including detailed

     account of hot blind and gold tooling.


Diehl, Edith.  1946.  Bookbinding: Its background and technique.

     New York: Rinehart & Company.


Dutton, Meiric.  1926.  Historical Sketch of Bookbinding as an

     Art.  Norwood: The Holliston Mills, Inc.


Hobson, G. D.  1929.  English Binding Before 1500. London.


Kup, Karl.  1957.  "Notes on a Fifteenth-Century Cofferet"

     Connoisseur 140: 62-66.


Waterer, J.  1968.  "Irish book-satchels or budgets" Medieval

     Archaeology 12.  1968: 70-82.


Waterer, John.  1954.  "A Historical Forcer." Connoisseur 134:



"The Talbot Casket and related late medieval caskets"

     Archaeologica 107.  1982: 131-40.






Hasluck, Paul N. ed.  1904.  Saddlery and Harness-making.

     London: J.A. Allen & Co Ltd  (reprinted 1962).


Baker, Oliver.  1921.  Black Jacks and Leather Bottells.

     Cheltenham:  privately printed for W.J. Fieldhouse.


Waterer, John.  1960.  A Short History of Saddles in Europe.

     Northampton:  Museum of Leathercraft.






A Monograph on Tanning and Working in Leather.


Boots and Shoes of our Ancestors.


Dyeing of Leather.


Restoration of Leather Bindings.


Skin and Leather in Judaism (Mishnaic-Talmudic and Medieval ages

     1-XV centuries).


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