Old Knowledge - a list of PDFs

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Old Knowledge - a list of PDFs

Post by Djchrismac » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:02 pm

I stumbled across this webpage last night and it has a pretty comprehensive list of PDFs with old knowledge from over 100 years ago on farming, tools, agriculture, health, trades, cooking and much much more! http://oldknowledge.rodev.net/

Summary below:

An extensive list of E-Books (PDF format) of Old Knowledge in the way things were done 100+ years ago.
These books are a testimony of the skills, ingenuity and resolve of our fore fathers.
My Fathers motto "It CAN be done!"
...rodev...
All these books are in Public Domain.
Author of this list unknown!

Contents for convenience:
  • Henley's twentieth century formulas
    Heating / Refrigeration Ventilation
    Farming (General)
    Farm Implements, Tools, Fencing etc.
    Poultry, Fowl, Birds
    Sheep
    Pigs
    Rabbits
    Apiculture
    Irrigation, Sewage, Plumbing and water
    Equine
    Veterinarian
    Health / Medical
    Fishing, Fish, Tackle, fly fishing, Angling
    Firearms / Hunting
    Trapping, Snares, Furs, Hides etc.
    Shelter, Housing, Architectural
    Domestic
    Cosmetic
    Milling, Metallurgy, Forging, Gearing, Machines
    Blacksmithing
    Machinery Mechanical
    Gen Manufacturing, Craft, etc.
    Materials, Properties, Strengths
    Masonry, Concrete, Brickwork, Terra-cotta, Etc
    Roads, Pavements etc.
    Bookbinding / Printing
    Old Tech.
    Old Transportation
    Cooking & Recipes
    Food Preservation
    Dairy
    Butter
    Cheese
    New Bread Making section
    Sweet Tooth
    Leather, Leatherwork Tans, Hides
    Shoe Making, Cobblers & Cordwainers
    Eclectic
    Beverages & Brewing
    Viticulture
    Woolens, Fabric, Knitting, Needlework, Spinning etc.
    Garden, Agro, Threshing, Orchards
    Grasses & Forage Plants
    Wild Plants
    Shrooms
    Navigation and Maps
    Glass
    Mercantile
    Misc.
    Workshop Receipts
    Archaic Doomers

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Re: Old Knowledge - a list of PDFs

Post by tymeflyz » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:01 am

Thanks DJ
I downloaded the CULPEPERS compete herbal .
the following is the html page listing text description;

The complete herbal : to which is now added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs ... to which are now first annexed, the English physician enlarged, and Key to physic ... forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic ... to which is also added ... receipts, selected from the author's Last legacy to his wife (ca 1650s)

upon opening and beginning to look through the book,
overlaid on the 5th blank page...

Digitized by the Internet Archive
in 2007 with funding from
Microsoft Corporation

then i get to this page (page 10 i think)..ya gotta wonder ...why the counterfeit info problem even back in 1800's.
as the author is even aware of this.

CULPEPERS
ORIGINAL EPISTLE TO THE READER.

TAKE Notice, That in this Edition I have made very many Additions to every sheet in the
book : and, also, that those books of mine that are printed of that Letter the small Bibles
are printed with, are very falsely printed : there being twenty or thirty gross mistakes in every
sheet, many of them such as are exceedingly dangerous to such as shall venture to use them : And
therefore I do warn the Public of them : I can do no more at present ; only take notice of thes?
Directions by which you shall be sure to know the true True one from the Fake.
The first Direction. —The true one hath this Title over the head of every Book, The Com-
plete Herbal and English Physician enlarged. The small Counterfeit ones have only this Title,
The English Physician.
The second Direction. —The true one hath these words. Government and Virtues, following
the time of the Plants flowering, &c. The counterfeit small ones have these words. Virtues and
Use, following the time of the Plants flowering.
The third Direction. —The true one is of a larger Letter than the counterfeit ones, which are
in Twelves, &c., of the Letter small Bibles used to be printed on. I shall now speak something
of the book itself.

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Re: Old Knowledge - a list of PDFs

Post by LoneBear » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:38 pm

Are you going to update the Antiquatis PDF library with what you have found?
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Re: Old Knowledge - a list of PDFs

Post by Djchrismac » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:42 am

LoneBear wrote:Are you going to update the Antiquatis PDF library with what you have found?
I will do, although i've not downloaded any of these yet but will get on the case soon and update the library.

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