The upsurge in collecting Stanley tools, as evidenced by recent issues of the FINE TOOL JOURNAL, shows that Walter's volume will be certain to fill a void. Those already having his POCKET PRICE GUIDES will find this title to be a far expanded & comprehensive edition. Walter includes the company history & a straightforward explanation on how to use his book. Both novice & experienced tool collector will find this book easy to use. A glossary provides elementary terms & phrases unique to Stanley tools. The index, a numerical compilation of model numbers with proper name & corresponding page number, allows the reader to quickly find salient information. The coverage is massive; there are over 1,500 tools represented as well as 700 plus illustrations. Walter organized this work along tool type, such as planes, levels, bit braces, hammers, gauges, catalogs, etc. Illustrations help the casual reader to easily shift from one tool type to another. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE STANLEY TOOLS will be sure to find a receptive audience from historical societies, tool collectors & dealers. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Stanley Tool Company, a concern that has been part of the American scene for over 130 years. Published by the Tool Merchant. P.O. Box 227, Marietta, OH 45750.Walter, John is the author of 'Antique and Collectible Stanley Tools: A Guide to Identity and Value - John Walter - Paperback' with ISBN 9781878911001 and ISBN 1878911007.