« PreviousContinue »
BOOK OF THE FEET;
HISTORY OF BOOTS AND SHOES,
FASHIONS OF THE EGYPTIANS, HEBREWS, PERSIANS, GRFEKS
AND ROMANS, AND THE PREVAILING STYLE
DOWN TO THE PRESENT PERIOD;
HINTS TO LAST MAKERS AND REMEDIES FOR CORNS,
J. SPAR KES HALL,
PATENT ELASTIC BOOT MAKER TO
THE QUEEN DOWAGER,
In the following pages I have endeavoured to give some information respecting Boots and Shoes in all ages.
The illustrations of the fashions of the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, are all taken from the highest authorities, and I believe may be relied on as historical.
I have also given the result of my experience, derived from an intimate practical acquaintance with
this department of trade for twenty years, and have endeavoured to correct much that was bad in form and material, and I trust have not only found fault in many instances with past and present fashions, but have also enforced and provided the remedy.
308, Regent Street.