Designing, Cutting and Grading Boot and Shoe Patterns, and Complete Manual for the Stitching Room First published in 1897, this volume is a complete guide to designing and cutting boot and shoe patterns, published with the novice in mind. Written in simple, clear language and profusely illustrated, this volume will be of considerable utility of those with a practical interest in shoemaking, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents include: “Moulding the Last”, “Getting and Dissecting the Standard”, “A Lady's Dongola Boot—Buttons in Right Position”, “The Cloth Lining and Button Fly—Vamping Through Linings—Getting the Button Fly”, “Circular Vamp—Rounding off Corners”, “Button Fly and Top Facing—A Popular Foxing”, “Woman's Dongola Beaded Vamp Gypsy Button Boot”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on history of shoemaking.