Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes
This book, and its volume I companion, are the only two tools books in English that can be compared favorably in every respect, to an collector's book, on any topic. Truly lavish productions, these books are a sumptuous feast for the tool aficionado. I am not even interested in these types of planes and I would not be without a copy of this book. Well researched, well written, well layed out and presented, and well produced. If only such a book was available on wooden planes or infill planes.