The Gentleman's Companion and Tradesman's Delight
- Guide to Historic Trades
- Perfect for DIY Enthusiasts
- Published by Townsends
sits at the crossroads of DIY and historical research. This 18th Century instructional guide to trades covers everything from fabric dying and stain removal, to wine preservation and medical concoctions. If you are interested in carving, drawing, painting, soldering, etc., this book teaches all of that and more! Think of it as a "recipe book" for historic trades. It's a fun read, and you're bound to find it both interesting and useful. Originally published in 1735. Facsimile text, 257 pages.