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Circle of Useful Knowledge
January 5, 2014 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Circle of Useful Knowledge
My wife came into an odd book by this title, self-published in 1888 and filled with weird recipes for cocktails mixed in 10-gallon quantities, household hints, rules of thumb, home remedies, etc. It uses units of measure and ingredients that are obscure or obsolete today, has some laughably bad medicine, and is a view into a different world in general. I'm blogging a couple of entries from it every day.
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Enjoying this so far. Are there going to be any scans of some of the pages? Are there any drawings?
posted by QuakerMel at 4:28 PM on January 5


No drawings that I've found. There are a few tables. My flatbed scanner broke recently, so no promises on when I might be able to make scans.
posted by adamrice at 5:31 PM on January 5


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