New York: Excelsior Publishing House, 1897. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 885, b/w illustrations. Good; splitting at backstrip, spots on cover but interior clean and attractive. Item #19045
This is a title we haven't had before. Chapters on practical carpentry, painting, furniture and cabinet finishing, horse shoeing, diseases of the horses foot, soap making and washing fluids, candy making, baking, taxidermy, tanning, and more. A thorough treatise on the many talents a do-it-yourselfer had to have in the 19th century.