Crafts & Hobbies

The London and Country Brewer

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The unknown author of this book, appears to have experienced too many unwholesome and unpleasant beers and ales on his numerous travels in L…

The Artist

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B. F. Gandee

The Artist, or Young Ladies' Instructor in Ornamental Painting, Drawing etc. is a delightful art instruction book from 1835. Follow Charlott…

An Angler's Hours

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Hugh Tempest Sheringham

One of the classic British books about angling. The author’s love was fly fishing—“…while there are trout, life is worth living…” but he was…

Homecraft Rugs: Their Historic Background, Romance of Stitchery and Method of M…

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Lydia Le Baron Walker

A tour de force of the history, construction, preservation, and beauty of all types of rugs, with chapters on braided, needlepoint, woven, c…

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime

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Edward J. Nankivell

Edward J. Nankivell was an early stamp collector in England. In this book he describes the hobby of stamp collecting. He was the editor of t…

The American Bee Journal. Vol. XVII, No. 11, Mar. 16, 1881

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The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sa…

Wood Finishing: Comprising Staining, Varnishing and Polishing

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Paul Nooncree Hasluck

This Handbook contains, in a form convenient for everyday use, a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of staining, varnishing and polishing…

A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments

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This collection of projects and experiments was submitted by Rufus Tuttle, following an Act of Congress promoting education and learning. Th…

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