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A series of illustrated lessons on shoe-repair, with a special focus on putting together a plain welted shoe by hand. It has chapters on every aspect from preparing the materials to finishing, making is a must-read for those with a practical interest in shoe-repair. Easy-to-digest and simple, "How to Bottom a Welted Shoe by Hand" is ideal for novices and those with no previous experience. "Some Facts about Comfortable Easy Wearing Shoes", "Preparation of the Counters", "Preparation of the Box", "Preparation of the Innersole", "Lasting the Upper", "Putting on the Welt", "Filling the Bottom", "Moulding and Fitting the Sole", "Stitching on the Sole", "Building the Heel", "Preparation of Edges and Bottom for Finishing", 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.