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1986 cover scanned from my private collection


  • From Roman to Medieval
  • The 16th and 17th Centuries
  • From the 18th Century to 1856
  • From 1856 to 1914
  • From the First World War to the Present Day
  • Further Reading and Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Shoemaking, Book No. 155
Author/Designer: June Swann
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1986
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852637780

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. I admit I've had an interest in footwear ever since I watched the movie "Kinky Boots", which is more about friendships and relationships than it is about the boots - but the boots were a symbol, and you got to see all this interesting machinery and materials and, well, I can get a little excited over the silliest things.

You get a good amount of history in this book. It held my attention throughout.