Leather Bibliography

By Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Standards of Excellence, October 2000


  • Bookbinder, Journal of the Society of Bookbinders 7 (1993): 21-23.

  • Barlee, George "Alum Tawed Leathers: a Reappraisal." Bookbinder, Journal of the Society of Bookbinders 1 (1987): 18-20.

  • Barlee, Roger, David Lanning and William McLean. "The Manufacture of Leather." The New Bookbinder, Journal of Designer Bookbinders 19 (1999): 48-59.

  • Buck, Ruth Matheson. "Tanning Hides." The Beaver Summer (1972): 46-48.

  • Haines, Betty M. "Bookbinding Leather." The New Bookbinder, Journal of Designer Bookbinders 7, (1987): 63-82.

  • Haines, Betty M. and Christopher Calnan "The Development of Stable Binding Leather." Bookbinder, Journal of the Society of Bookbinders 2 (1988): 35-47.

  • Lamb, Malcolm J. "The Hausa Tanners of Northern Nigeria and the Production of Sokoto Tanned Goatskins." The New Bookbinder, Journal of Designer Bookbinders 1 (1981): 58-62.

  • "Leather." Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 13 (1965): 865-873, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Lee, Leonard. The Complete Guide to Sharpening. Newtown, Connecticut: Taunton Press, 1995.

  • Shaw, Michael. "Early post-mediaeval tanning in Northampton, England." Archaeology March/April (1987): 43-47.

  • "Turkey Parchment." Journal of the Calligraphic Arts 4 No. 6, Nov/Dec (1987): 2-3.

  • Visscher, W. P. "Trends in Vellum and Parchment Making Past and Present." The New Bookbinder, Journal of Designer Bookbinders 6 (1986): 41-47.

  • Waterer, John W. "A Guide to the Conservation and Restoration of Objects Made Wholly or in Part of Leather" IIC; New York: Drake Publishers Inc. (1973): 4-7.

  • Waterer, John W. Appendix III, "Glossary of Leather Terms" reprinted from Leather Craftsmanship. New York: Praeger (1968): 43-57.

  • Wilder, Edna. Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, chapter entitled "Tanning Hides." (1998): 9-17. (Originally published: Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co., c1976.)