This page contains sample chapters from the book that started it all. The introduction gives much of the background, but due to being defrocked by a database crash at the ULC, I’m no longer a real reverend. I do play one on TV.
The Reverend, His Byg Boke of Leather
Being an Treatise in six Chapters:
- Table of Contents and the self-indulgent
- Chapter 1 Expounding the Nature of The Industry in Seventeenth century London and Environs;
- Chapter 2 Stout and decorative Footwear;
- Chapter 3 Gloves, Defensive and Offensive clothing;
- Chapter 4 Accessories and Personal Items of a Military and Civill nature;
- Chapter 5 Vessels, bottels and other moulded containers;
- Chapter 6 Chests, Tentage and other Travell and Campynge goods, such as a Gentleman or Woman may find themselves in need of in the field.
And appendicies thus:
- Appendix the first; oddities found by the author which, for reasons of brevity, use,or convenience didn’t fit elsewhere;
- Appendix; the types of leather, stitches, means of colouring and basic assembly; secundus
- Appendix the thyrde; an dodgy and dated list of supplyers to conclude.
- The Bibliography wherein the Reverend attempts to appear well-read.