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This book is an alphabetic collection of notes on everything originally compiled around 1890 and reissued as late as 1900. It was superseded by :The Scientific American Cyclopedia of Formulas" in 1910. Oddly, this makes this book a little more interesting and useful. It is more interesting because it goes a little farther back in the past. It is more useful because the formulas and methods it presents are closer to what a farmer might be able to do without much special gear or industrially produced chemicals and materials. It is organized alphabetically instead of in sections making it more of a reference work and less of a guide book. Because the formulas and receipts in this book are older, fewer modern chemicals are called for, and it is more like a collection of old farmers and craftsmens secrets. This makes it more interesting to the survivalist, the homesteader wanting alternatives to modern methods, and similar persons.
Acceptable for an old reciepts book. No TOC with page numbers, just alphabetical order, so expect a lot of scrolling.