The Manufacture of Leather


    IN this work the author has attempted to produce a volume which shall be a text-book to meet the needs of candidates for the examination of the City oand Guilds of London Institute, and for the degree and diploma examination of the leather students of the Leeds University. The book is also evidently written for the use of the practical tanner who possesses a limited knowledge of chemistry. We do not think that the author has been altogether osuccessful. The proportion dealing with the scientific oaspect of leather manufacture (specially noticeable in the chemistry of the tannins), and the chapter on tannage of chrome leathers, stand, out in brilliant contrast with the other part of the book, particularly owith the somewhat sketchy and superficial chapters dealing with the practical tanning of sole, belting and harness leathers.

    The Manufacture of Leather.

    By H. Garner Bennett. Pp. xxi + 420. (London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1909.) Price 16s. net.

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    The Manufacture of Leather . Nature 82, 393 (1910).

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