New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1975. Reprint. Oversized Paperback. Small quarto, pp. 607, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Very Good. Item #19908
This book is the most fun, informative, historically correct, and enticing text that you will ever absorb, cover to cover. It is simply amazing the history that can be gleaned from the pages of how compounds were extracted, how items or tools were made, and how products were concocted. You're bound to find something new and interesting, no matter how many times you read it. This book is getting harder to find each year, so get yours before they go out of sight. From the Old House Journal reference library.