Monday, November 07, 2005
The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker Part 3, Candles
Pickings are slim, it seems, for books about candle making.
The only book I could find that might fit the bill is The Candle Book; How to Make Decorate, Decorate With and Sell Candles by Laklan, Carli
In Google Print, I found An Outline of the Sciences of Heat and Electricity, which looks like it might have some relevant material.
At Project Gutenberg, an interesting series of lectures by Michael Faraday called The Chemical History of a Candle should also provide some good material.
Not too much to go on, so I thought I'd check the Library of Congress to see if there are many books that might eventually come available on candlemaking. And, as it turns out, there are not. It seems that there were very, very few books in English written about the subject prior to 1970.
A more likely place to find information on the subject, then, would be in books about homemaking and home economics from those earlier years.
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