Friday, November 5, 2010

More Books To Download

Ever want to be a cobbler?

How To Make A Shoe

The Art Of Boot And Shoe Making

For those of us who never learned the proper manner in which to pack a horse or dog.

American Boy's Handybook Of Camplore And Woodcraft

I must admit this is one of my favorites. The language used is an endless source of amusement.

One thing to keep in mind is the age of these tomes. Language has changed a great deal in 150 years.

Please take the time to read through them before something goes wrong while you still have the internet available to define such terms as "treacle". I understand that many on here will already know what treacle is, but here in California, I've never heard anyone utter that word except for my late father.

Also, I understand that some of the language may prove to be offensive to some. Describing native peoples as "painted savages" is unacceptable today, but again, please take into account the age of the books when you read them.


sth_txs said...

Hey Catman!

I could not get 2nd link on handbook to load. I did download once but Adobe said file was corrupted.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know.

Catman said...


Sorry you had difficulty. I just opened all of the links on this post just to make sure they were working.

The hosting site dies maintenance between 11pm and 2am pacific time. If you were trying during those hours, that may explain any difficulty.

If you still can't get it to download, please just e-mail me (email address in lower right side bar) and I'll be happy to send it to you.

sth_txs said...

I got it! Thank you.