Coach Trimming by William Farr (Reporter for the Coachmakers’ Company, Paris Exhibition of 1878) and George A Thrupp (Past master of the Coach and Coach-Harness Markers’ Company of the City of London). size 8×5″ (20.5x 13cm) vvg condition. Illustrated with seventy line drawings. This is a book which I have reprinted as a limited edition of 500 copies which are hand numbered. This book is issued by the sanction of the Coach and Coach Harness Makers’ Company of the City of London, and is one of a series of Handbooks which have been written at their instance for the instruction of workmen in the trade. This book is not intended to teach the craft of the coach-trimmer by itself, but to assist the young man who has already entered a factory to improve and increase his knowledge. The work is mainly compiled from Mr William Farr’s unpublished essay, which received a prize from the Coach and Coach-Harness Makers’ Company in 1880. The making of some parts of the trimmers’ work is described in very elaborate detail, and cannot fail to be very instructive to the earnest student of his calling, as it shows the principles that underlie the ordinary methods, and is suggestive of variations which any ingenious trimmer can turn to good account. Such text-books will help the coach-maker to make use of materials to the best advantage, and avoid waste and many errors which result from the limited knowledge and experience of young hands.