A rare and wonderful tool catalogue

This edition was pointed out to me by TATHS member and tool collector par excellence, Andy Brown. It's "The Brushmaker, and the Secrets of his Craft; his Romance" by William Kiddier.

I hope I shall not be expelled from TATHS if I dare to say that sometimes, historical writing about Tools and Trades can be a little, well, let's say, dry.

 
 
In this issue, I want to tell you about something a bit different. Not titles from the distant past, but current works, with colour photos!

Every Man his own Mechanic
by Francis Young, London, 1891
 
 
This book must have filled a need in Victorian society, as it went through many editions in the UK, USA and Australia. (The download is the ninth edition.)