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THE

BOOK OF THE FEET;

A

HISTORY OF BOOTS AND SHOES,

Uith Ellustrations

OF THE

FASHIONS OF THE EGYPTIANS, HEBREWS, PERSIANS, GRFEKS

AND ROMANS, AND THE PREVAILING STYLE
HROUGHOUT EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES

DOWN TO THE PRESENT PERIOD;

ALSO

HINTS TO LAST MAKERS AND REMEDIES FOR CORNS,

ETC., ETC.

BY

J. SPAR KES HALL,

PATENT ELASTIC BOOT MAKER TO
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,

THE QUEEN DOWAGER,
AND THE QUEEN OF THE BELGIANS.

LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO.

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PREFACE,

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.

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