following work will be found to embrace an immense amount of
the most valuable information regarding almost every branch,
of useful industry.
information has been collected from many sources with much
care and expense, many of the
items being valuable trade secrets, consequently obtainable
only at a heavy cost. On the whole, "THE ARTIZAN'S GUIDE"
will be found to embrace a vast amount of most useful
knowledge in connection with business and manufacturing
requirements, as well as the no less indispensable
department of domestic uses, much of this information being
very difficult to obtain in books.
The Appendix, embracing
the subject of correspondences, &c., is now inserted for the
first time, and if favorably received will be inserted in
future editions. Many persons who are in proper states for
receiving these truths remain in total ignorance of their
existence, and have no means of knowing them except through
some such" effort as this.
explanations are now appended for the benefit of all such,
certainly not for my own personal emolument, except so far
as happiness may be derived from the consciousness of having
tried to benefit others, and this, beyond all doubt, is an
exceeding great reward.