Item #E27251B M. De Garsault's 1767 Art of the Shoemaker; An Annotated Translation. M. De Garsault, D A. Saguto, trans.

M. De Garsault's 1767 Art of the Shoemaker; An Annotated Translation

Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg and Texas Tech University Press, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. (NOTE: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WILL REQUIRE SIGNFICANT ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. PLEASE INQUIRE) Large, heavy oversized volume in brown cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Fine in fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Saguto on the title page. First printing. Patterned endpapers. xvii+ glossary, bibliography, suggested reading list, index. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Garsault's copperplate engravings form the original ediiton and images of 18th century artifacts and color photos of surviving examples of the shoemaker's art. The first known extant example of a textbook on the showmaking trade was M. de Garsault's 1767 "Art du condonnier" ("Art of the Shoemaker"). In this lavish volume, D.A. Saguto, master boot-and shoe-maker for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, presents an English translation of Garsault's original French book. Saguto also offers extensive notes, hi own and commentsfrom 18th century sources that includs German, Italian and other French ediitons of Garsault's work. Included is a facsimile reproduction of the actual 1767 book. Fine / fine. Item #E27251B
ISBN: 9780896726505

Price: $42.50

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