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Excerpt from Practical Tanning: A Handbook of Modern Processes, Receipts, and Suggestions, for the Treatment of Hides, Skins, and Pelts of Every Description, Including Various Patents Relating to Tanning, With Specifications This volume is, as its title implies, essentially a practical treatise, and the details of that practice are given with such clearness and pre cision, such absence of confusing technicalities, as is believed to de mand nothing more. As a typical illustration of this thoroughness, the author would refer to the section devoted to Sheepskins. There will be found complete directions for handling these skins from the time they are received by the tanner or the wool-puller until they are turned out as finished leather. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.