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.)