This vintage book presents a comprehensive history of footwear, exploring the fashions of the Egyptians, Hebrews, Persians, Greeks, and Romans; as well as the styles in Europe from the middle ages to the nineteenth century. With detailed descriptions, historical information, and fantastic illustrations, "The Book of the Feet" will appeal to those with an interest in historical fashion and the evolution and development of footwear. Contents include: "On the most ancient Covering of the Feet", "The History of Boots and Shoes in England", "On the more modern Forms of Foreign Boots and Shoes", "Commencement of the Trade", "The Structure of the Human Foot, making Lasts Curing Corns, etc.", "The Poetry of the Feet, etc.", "History of Boots and Shoes in the United States", "Biographical Sketches of Eminent Shoemakers", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with specially commissioned new introductions on leather crafting and the history of shoemaking.