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(last updated: FEBRUARY, 2017)

The oldest mass market book I know of on candle-making was published in 1944. That was after World War II. There have got to be books on the subject older than that I'm not aware of, but I think it was such a ubiquitous skill for most of history that no one considered it necessary to write much down. I'd be keenly interested in any older books being brought to my attention.

This is one of the few crafts that I'm more than just a serious hobbyist at - I owned and operated a custom candle business for a number of years until the economy broke and the building where I rented space was sold. I love making candles - all kinds of candles. What I don't like is having to scrape wax off my stove, so the candle business is in storage until I either own a garage to work in or can rent space again. Candles have that essential quality I look for in most of the crafts I pursue - beauty coupled with functionality. Yes, I burn my candles. After all, that's what they're for! One of the things I hate about modern commercial novelty candles is the practice of injecting air into the wax so that they burn to nothing in an hour or less. They can get away with this because people refuse to burn anything but the most ordinary-looking candles! A candle's purpose is to give light, and it's never more beautiful than when it's burning.

A DUSTY CANDLE IS A WASTED CANDLE!

The funniest request I ever had was for brussel sprout votives and tapers for a wedding! They looked great and I was very proud of them - I still have the molds. It was evidently a long-running family joke to do something with brussel sprouts at holidays or large family events - I'm betting no one has ever topped that bride's brother. I know he survived it, because I couldn't resist contacting him after the wedding to see how it went!

There are plenty of books on the subject and I believe you can find something useful to take away in all of them BUT there is a small list of books that I think are MUST HAVE books if you want to consider yourself a serious chandler. If you don't pick up any other books, at least have these:

Sandie Lea's The Encyclopedia of Candlemaking Techniques
Betty Oppenheimer's The Candlemaker's Companion
Don Olsen's Candles that Earn
Dr. Robert S. and Katherine J. McDaniel's Essentially Candles
William Nussle's Candle Crafting: from an art to a science

I've finished the reviews for the boxes of books that I could find - a little over 50 Reviews. I think I've still got one box floating around in my storage unit somewhere with candle books in it - when I find it, I'll add them, but until then, I hope you find the books you're looking for in this bibliography...

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Everything Candlemaking Book, by M.J. Abadie (TPB:2002) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 304 pages; Published by: Adams Media Corporation; Country: USA; ISBN: 1580626238;

The Candle Book(Lothian Craft Series), by Pamela Allardice (TPB:1997)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Lothian Books; Country: Australia; ISBN: 085091745X;

Creative Candles: Easy! Safe! Fun! Honeycomb wax candles...for every occasion!, by American Handicrafts Co. (TPB:1964) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 22 pages; Published by: American Handicrafts Co., Fort Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candles Candles Candles!, by Christine Angeli (TPB:1996)
Notes: 18 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Leisure Arts; ISBN: None;

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Making Candles & Potpourri: Illuminate & Infuse Your Home, by Catherine Bardey (HC:1999) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 176 pages; Published by: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 1579120768;

Candles, Garlands & Circles: The Complete Book of Candles; The Complete Book of Garlands, Circles and Decorative Wreaths (Two Book Box Set), by Fiona Barnett (HC:2000)
Notes: 256 pages each; Published by: Lorenz Books, London; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0754806979;

Festive Flames: Bright ideas in Candle Crafting to make every occasion special…using polypropylene molds, by Mickey Baskett (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 32 pages; Published by: Cunningham Art Products Inc.; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Cathy's Candles: Rekindle an Old Craft, Create Candles by Reusing and Recycling, by Catherine Basten (TPB:2004)
Notes: 140 pages; Published by: Universal Publishers; Country: USA; ISBN: 1581125437;

Romantic Candles, by Conchita Reyes Berry (TPB:1967) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 34 pages; Published by: American Handicrafts Company; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Contemporary Candles, by Conchita Reyes Berry (TPB?:1971)
Notes: 24 pages; Published by: Decorator Crafts, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Making Gel Candles Your Business, by Sonny Bio (TPB:2002)
Notes: 84 pages; Published by: Tropic Designs, Inc.; Country: USA; ISBN: 097126550X;

Candlemaking For Profit, by Eugenia (Deannie) Bourn (HC:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 99 pages; Published by: A.S. Barnes and Co., NJ; Country: USA; ISBN: 0498012824;

Cut & Carve Candles: Beautiful Candles to Dip, Carve, Twist & Curl, by Dana Marie Brooks (TPB:2004) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Lark Books, Asheville, NC; Country: USA; ISBN: 1579904629;

Murder Most Crafty, by Maggie Bruce (editor) (PB:2005)
Notes: Collection of ‘hobby’ murder short stories – one from Tim Myers

Letters from the Hive: An Intimate History of Bees, Honey, and Humankind, by Stephen Buchmann (HC:2005)
Notes: 288 pages; Published by: Bantam; Country: USA; ISBN: 0553803751;

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Candlecraft Lesson Binder, by Candle Institute (TPB:1962) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 400+ pages; Published by: Candle Institute, Torrance, CA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;
This was copyrighted by Harvey Emerson Enterprises Inc...

Step-by-Step Candlemaking, by Marie Carey (TPB:1972)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Golden Press, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0307411001;

Candlemaking, by Marie Carey (TPB:1973)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Pan Craft Books, London; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0330237840;

Beeswax and Wicks, by Marianne Chalmers (TPB:2000)
Notes: 16 pages; Published by: Hot Off the Press; Country: USA; ISBN: 1562316494;

Create Your Own Candles: 30 Easy-to-Make Designs, by Laura Check (TPB:2004)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Williamson Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 0824986636;

The Candlemaker’s Primer, by K. Lomneth Chisholm (TPB?:1973)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: E.P.Dutton, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: ?;

Waxwork: Making and Using Candles in the Home, by Diana Civil (TPB:2000) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Southwater Publishing; Country: USA; ISBN: 1842150529;

Fragrant Candles (Milner Craft Series), by Rhondda Cleary (TPB:1997)
Notes: 82 pages; Published by: Sally Milner Publishing; Country: USA; ISBN: 1863512055;

Wix & Wax: The Complete Book of Candlemaking, by Mary Lou Clemm (TPB:2000) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Brocado Co., Chicago, IL; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candle Making, by Anne Collings (TPB:1971)
Notes: 32 pages; Published by: Search Press, Ltd.; Country: UK; ISBN: 0855322756;

Introducing Candlemaking, by Paul Collins (HC:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Taplinger Publishing Co.; Country: USA; ISBN: 0800841999;

Candle Making Ideas, by Communications Properties, Inc. (Magazine:1969???) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 64 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Communications Properties, Inc., NY; ISBN: None;

Simple Pleasures: Candles, by Conari Press (HC:2004) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 63 pages; Published by: Conari Press, York Beach, ME; Country: USA; ISBN: 1-57324-960-2;

The Complete Candlemaker: techniques, projects, and inspirations, by Norma Coney (TPB:1997) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Lark Books, Asheville, NC; Country: USA; ISBN: 1887374507;

Candlemaking: Creative Designs and Techniques, by David Constable (TPB:1992) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: Search Press Limited; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0855326832;

Beeswax Crafts, Candlemaking, Modelling, Beauty Creams, Soaps and Polishes, Encaustic Art, Wax Crayons, by David Constable (TPB:1996)
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: Search Press Limited; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0855328169;

Beginners Guide to Candlemaking, by David Constable (TPB:1996)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Search Press Limited; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0855328320;

Handmade Candles: recipes for crafting candles at home, by Country Living (HC:1998) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Hearst Communications Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0688155634;

Decorating With Candles: Accent for every home, by Country Living (HC:2000) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Hearst Communications Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0688175023;

Poured Candles and Trims, by Craft Course Publishers, Inc. (TPB:1965) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Craft Course Publishers, Inc., Rosemead, CA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candlemaking Simplified, by Gloria Williams Cromwell (TPB:1999)
Notes: 16 pages; Published by: ???; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candle Craft, by Cunningham Art Products (TPB:19??)
Notes: pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

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Candlemaking: Where to Find or Locate Information on Candlemaking Data Notes and Recipes, by Data Notes Publishing (Ring-bound:1983)
Notes: pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Candlemaking Made Easy, by Decorator Crafts(with Conchita Reyes Berry) (TPB:1971) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 15 pages; Published by: Decorator Crafts, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Crystal Candles, by Design Originals (HC/TPB:???)
Notes: ??? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Design Originals; ISBN: 1574212346;

The Magic Candle: Facts and Fundamentals of Ritual Candle Burning, by Charmaine Dey (TPB:1982) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 62 pages; Published by: Original Publications, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0942272005;

Candle Making, by Maria and Louis di Valentin (HC:1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 127 pages; Published by: Emerson Books, Inc., Buchanan, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0875231861;

Color Me Blue, by Carol E. Doerflinger (TPB?:1977)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Minuteman Press, Columbus, OH; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Alternative Cash Crops, by James A. Duke (HC:1993)
Notes: 544 pages; Published by: CRC; Country: USA; ISBN: 0849336201;(Discusses Bayberries)

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Basic Candle Making, by Eric Ebeling (TPB:2002)
Notes: 104 pages; Published by: Stackpole Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 081172476X;

Candles: Over 20 Projects for Making and Displaying Candles, by Marion Elliott & Diana Civil (HC:1997)
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Lorenz Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 1859674488;

Candlemaking For Fun & Profit, by Michelle Espino (TPB:2000)
Notes: 302 pages; Published by: Primo Publishing; Country: USA; ISBN: 0761520406;

Making Candles & Soaps for Dummies, by Kelly Ewing (TPB:2004)
Notes: 302 pages; Published by: For Dummies; Country: USA; ISBN: 0764574086;

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The Candlemaking Design Book, by Carol Feder (HC:1974)
Notes: 122 pages; Published by: Franklin Watts Ltd.; Country: USA; ISBN: 1151062472;

Sculptured Wax, by Beverly Ferguson (TPB:1966)
Notes: ??? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Hazel Pearson Handicrafts, Rosemead, CA; ISBN: None;

Basic Steps to Candles: 63 Clever Creations, by Delores Frantz (TPB:1994)
Notes: 27 pages; Published by: Original Designs, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

How to Make Beeswax Candles, by Clara A Furness (TPB?:1979)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: ???; Country: USA; ISBN: ???;

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The Master Book of Candle Burning, by Henry Gamache (TPB:1985)
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Original Publications, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0942272064;

Candle Making, by Lynne Garner (HC:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Crowood Press Ltd., Wiltshire; Country: UK; ISBN: 1861264011;

5 Minute Candle Making, by Lynne Garner (Kit:2004) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 32 pages; Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MO; Country: USA; ISBN: 0740747568;

The Candle Maker/The Advanced Candle Maker, by James W. Gick (TPB?:1972)
Notes: 33 pages; Published by: Self; Country: USA; ISBN: None; Two-volume Set

Candles for Beginners to Make, by Alice Thompson Gilbreath (HC:1975)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: William Morrow & Co.; Country: USA; ISBN: 068822010X;

Candlemaking(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library research report series), by Harold B. Gill (TPB:1981)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

The Complete Guide to Gel Candlemaking: Learn How to Create Beautiful, Scented Gel Candle Designs in Just a Few Easy Steps, for Fun and Profit!, by Karen Renee Graddy (TPB:2005)
Notes: 99 pages; Published by: AuthorHouse; Country: USA; ISBN: 1420877925;

Gel Candles: How to Make for Fun & Profit!, by Annette Graf (TPB:2001)
Notes: 27 pages; Published by: Graf Publishing; Country: USA; ISBN: 0967438233;

Painted Candles, by Pam Gregg, Julie McGuffee (TPB:1995)
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Design Originals, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: 1574210262;

Tall Book of Candle Crafting (Little Craft book Series), by Gary V. Guy (HC:1974)
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co.; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806952687;

Easy-to-Make Candles, by Gary V. Guy (TPB:1979(2nd rev)) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 41 pages; Published by: Dover Publications Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0486238814;

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Basic Candle Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started , by Scott Ham (TPB:2002) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 104 pages; Published by: Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA; Country: USA; ISBN: 9780811724760;

The Art of Candlemaking, by Earl Hansbrough (Pamphlet:1971)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Crafts for Today: Ceramics, Glasscrafting, Leatherworking, Candlemaking, and Other Popular Crafts(Spare Time Guides), by Rolly M. Harwell (HC:1974)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Libraries Unlimited; Country: USA; ISBN: 0872870677;

The Big Book of Candles, by Sue Heaser (TPB:2002)
Notes: 144 pages; Published by: North Light Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 1581803249;

Introduction to Candlemaking: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Beatrice Heller (TPB:1972)
Notes: 118 pages; Published by: Nash Publishing Co., Los Angeles, CA; Country: USA; ISBN: 084028053X;

Traditional Crafts, by Linda Hetzer (HC:1978)
Notes: 48 pages; Published by: Raintree Pub.; Country: USA; ISBN: 081721190X;

The Complete Candlemaker, by Ann Hirst-Smith (TPB:1974)
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0442234139;

Tie-Dye, Batik and Candle Making in Easy Steps, by Ann Hirst-Smith (TPB:????)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Little Hampton Book Services Ltd; Country: UK; ISBN: 0289707234;

Making Homemade Soaps & Candles: A Garden Way Guide, by Phyllis Hobson (TPB:1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 46 pages; Published by: Garden Way Pub. Co., Pownal, VT; Country: USA; ISBN: 0882660268;

Making Soaps and Candles(the County Kitchen Library), by Phyllis Hobson (TPB:1984)
Notes: 46 pages; Published by: Garden Way Pub. Co., Pownal, VT; Country: USA; ISBN: 0882660268;

Candle Making: Work With Wicks and Wax, by Deborah Hufford (HC:2005)
Notes: 32 pages; Published by: Snap Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 0736843833;

Great Candles, by Stewart D’Arcy Hyder (TPB:2000) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 144 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806958111;

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The Book of Candles: A practical and creative guide to using candles decoratively in your home, by Miranda Innes (HC:1991) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: Dorling Kindersley, Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 187943105X;

Candlemaking the Natural Way, by Rebecca Ittner (HC:2010) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Asheville, NC; ISBN: 9781600596001;

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Tie-Dye, Batik and Candlemaking in Easy Steps, by Norma Jameson, Ann Hirst-Smith (HC:1976)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Studio Vista, London; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0289707234;

Candlemaking & Decorations: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Valerie Janitch (HC:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: Hamlyn Publishing Group, Ltd.; Country: CAN; ISBN: 0600317811;

The Handmade Candle Book, by Alison Jenkins (HC:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: Storey Books, Pownal, VT; Country: USA; ISBN: 1580173535;

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Candle Lighting Encyclopedia: Volume I, by Tina Ketch (TPB:19??)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Self Published; Country: USA; ISBN: 0180509410;

Candle Lighting Encyclopedia: Volume II, by Tina Ketch (TPB:1993) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 263 pages; Published by: Self Published; Country: USA; ISBN: 0180509412;

Candle Lighting Calendar Guide, by Tina Ketch (TPB:19??)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Self Published; Country: USA; ISBN: 0180509413;

Candlemaking, by William W. Klenke (HC:1946)
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: The Manual Arts Press, Peoria, IL; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Sculptured Sandcast Candles, by Gary Koeppel (HC:1972)
Notes: 124 pages; Published by: Chilton Book Co., Philadelphia; Country: USA; ISBN: 0801957486;

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The Candle Book, by Carli Laklan (HC:1956) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 190 pages; Published by: Ayelen Books, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: None;
This is the oldest candle-making book in my library...

The Book of Candlemaking: Creating Scent, Beauty and Light, by Chris Larkin (HC:1998)
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806977876;

Candles by Design, by Darl Lawson (TPB:2001)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Joy of Soy Candles, by Darl Lawson (TPB:???)
Notes: 19 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Design Originals; ISBN: ???;

The Encyclopedia of Candle Making Techniques, by Sandie Lea (HC:1999) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: Running Press Book Publishers; Country: USA; ISBN: 0762406011;

The Ultimate Candle-Making Book, by Sandie Lea (HC:1999)
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: David & Charles; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0715309978;

The Candle Maker: How to Make Candles in Your Own Kitchen, by Claire Leavey (TPB:2002) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Northern Light Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 1581802501;

Candles and Candlecrafting, by Stanley Leinwoll (TPB:1973) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 139 pages; Published by: Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0684131870;

Candle Creations: Making and Arranging Candles for Beautiful Effects, by Simon Lycett (TPB:1999) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Contemporary Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 0809227827;

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Candlecraft, by Paul Marko (HC:1999) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Chartwell Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 0785810668;

An Introduction to Candle Design, by Paul Marko (HC:2000)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Strathearn Books Ltd., Toronto, Ontario; Country: CANADA; ISBN: 1903327202;

Essentially Candles: The Elegant Art of Candlemaking & Embellishing, by Robert S. McDaniel (TPB:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 126 pages; Published by: Krause Publications; Country: USA; ISBN: 0873419960;

Painted Candles, by Julie McGuffee, Pam Gregg (TPB:1995)
Notes: 23 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Design Originals, Fort Worth, TX; ISBN: 1574210262;

Candle Making, by Terence McLaughlin (HC:1974)
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Drake Publishers; Country: USA; ISBN: 0877495610;

Painting on Candles for Home Décor & Gifts, by Suzanne McNeill (TPB:1999) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 35 pages; Published by: Design Originals, Ft Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: 1574217577;

Gel Candles 101, by Suzanne McNeill (TPB:2000)
Notes: ??? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Design Originals, Ft. Worth, TX; ISBN: 1574211935;

Easy Festive Candles, by Valerie Meyer (TPB:1998)
Notes: 89 pages; Published by: J.L. Van Schaik; Country: USA; ISBN: 0627018505;

Candle-making is Fun, by Valerie Meyer (TPB:2000)
Notes: 52 pages; Published by: J.L. Van Schaik; Country: USA; ISBN: 0627017258;

Fantastic Gel Candles: 35 Fun & Creative Projects, by Marcianne Miller (TPB:2002)
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Lark Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 1579902839;

The Ultimate Gel Candle Book, by Marcianne Miller (TPB:2003) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY(Lark Books); Country: USA; ISBN: 1579903576;

Traditional Candlemaking: Simple Methods of Manufacture, by Deborah Millington (TPB:1992)
Notes: 48 pages; Published by: Intermediate Technology Publications; Country: USA; ISBN: 1853391247;

Kitchen Candlecrafting, by Ruth Monroe (HC:1970)
Notes: 172 pages; Published by: A.S. Barnes & Co., New Jersey; Country: USA; ISBN: 0498068536;

At Wicks End, by Tim Myers (TPB:2004)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Berkley; Country: USA; ISBN: 0425194604;
This is a series of murder mysteries that take place in a candle shop and gives candlemaking tips...

Snuffed Out, by Tim Myers (TPB:2004)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Berkley; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Death Waxed Over, by Tim Myers (TPB:2005)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Berkley; Country: USA; ISBN: 0425206378;

A Flicker of Doubt, by Tim Myers (TPB:2006)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Berkley; Country: USA; ISBN: 0425210561;

A Pour Way to Dye, by Tim Myers (TPB:2006)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Berkley; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Dead Men Don’t Lye, by Tim Myers (TPB:2006)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Berkley; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

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Candles, by Jon Newman (HC:2000)
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: Thunder Bay Press, CA; Country: USA; ISBN: 1571452796;

Creative Candlemaking, by Thelma Rita Newman (HC:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 212 pages; Published by: Crown Publishers Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0517NO8192;

Candles: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Candlemaking, by Arden J. Newsome (TPB:1972)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Lancer Larchmont Books; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

The New Candle Book: Inspirational Ideas for displaying, using and making candles, by Gloria Nicol (HC:1995) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: Lorenz Books, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 1859670660;

Candles: Illuminating Ideas for Creative Candle-making and Enchanting Displays, by Gloria Nicol (HC:1999)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Lorenz Books, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0754801888;

The Complete Book of Candles: Creative Candle-making, Candleholders and Decorative Displays, by Gloria Nicol (HC:2000) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 256 pages; Published by: Hermes House, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 1843092174;

Candles: Making and Displaying: Enchanting Ideas for Creating and using Candlelight in the Home, by Gloria Nicol (TPB:2000)
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: Southwater Pub.; Country: USA; ISBN: 1842152939;

Homecrafts Candles for the Home (Homecraft), by Gloria Nicol (TPB:2003)
Notes: 168 pages; Published by: Lorenz Books, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0754811174;

Scented Candles: 20 Fragrant Projects for All Occasions, by Gloria Nicol (TPB:2003)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Laurel Glen Publishing; Country: USA; ISBN: 1592230067;

Complete Book of Candles and Candlemaking, by Gloria Nicol (HC:2004)
Notes: 256 pages; Published by: Lorenz Books, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0754814572;

How to Make Glow Candles: No. 519, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Sculptured Wax Candles: No. 521, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candles Stacked And Striped: No. 522, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Fantasy Candles and Free-Form Wax Creations: No. 524, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Hurricane and Glass Container Candles: No. 525, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candle Ideas Using Colored Wax Chunks: No. 526, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Special Day Candle Ideas: No. 527, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Old World Hand-carved Candles Using Decorator Molds: No. 528, by Novelcrafts (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Novelcrafts, In., Rogue River, Oregon; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Candle Crafting, from an art to a science, by William Nussle (HC:1971) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 202 pages; Published by: A.S. Barnes & Co., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0498078639;

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Naturally Creative Candles, by Letty Oates (TPB:1997) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Krause Publications, Iola, WI; Country: USA; ISBN: 0801990459;

Modern Art of Candle Creating, by Don and Ray Olsen (HC?:1963)
Notes: 152 pages; Published by: A.S. Barnes & Co., New Jersey; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Nature’s Candles, by Don Olsen (HC:1976)
Notes: 206 pages; Published by: A.S. Barnes & Co., New Jersey; Country: USA; ISBN: 0498016692;

Candles that Earn: Creating and operating your own successful candle business, by Don Olsen (TPB:1990) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 185 pages; Published by: Peanut Butter Publishing, Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISBN: 0897163605;

The Candlemaker’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles, by Betty Oppenheimer (TPB:1997) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 169 pages; Published by: Storey Communications, Inc., Pownal, VT; Country: USA; ISBN: 088266994X;

Making Hand-Dipped Candles, by Betty Oppenheimer (TPB:1999)
Notes: 32 pages; Published by: Workman Publishing Co.; Country: USA; ISBN: 1580172059;

Candle Making (Step-by-Step Crafts), by Cheryl Owen (TPB:2002)
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Creative Publishing International; Country: USA; ISBN: 1589230213;

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The Candle Magick Workbook, by Kala & Ketz Pajeon (TPB:1991) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 229 pages; Published by: Carol Publishing Group, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806512687;

Candle Making Made Easy, by Susan & Martin Penny (HC:2000)
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: David & Charles Publishers; Country: USA; ISBN: 0715309757;

Candle Creations: Ideas for Decoration and Display, by Vivian Peritts (TPB:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Krause Publications, Iola, WI; Country: USA; ISBN: 0873492641;

How to Make Paper Candle-Shades, by Polly Pinder (TPB:1994) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 48 pages; Published by: Search Press, Kent, UK; Country: Great Britain; ISBN: 0855327812;

Candle Making Instruction Book, by Pourette Candle Supplies (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 18 pages; Published by: Pourette Candle Supplies, Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Pourette Metal Mold Instructions, by Pourette Candle Supplies (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 8 pages; Published by: Pourette Candle Supplies, Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Pourette Crystal-ettes, by Pourette Candle Supplies (Pamphlet:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 3 pages; Published by: Pourette Candle Supplies, Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Carved Candle Patterns, by Pourette (TPB:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 19 pages; Published by: Pourette Candle Supplies, Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

”The Candle Cauldron: The Candle Makers Monthly Periodical(Issues 1-88)”, by Pourette Candle Supplies (Mag:Oct. 1966-Jan. 1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 2 pages; Published by: Pourette Mfg. Co., Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISSN: None;

Lighting Crafts (Creative Leisure Series), by Glen Pownall (TPB?:19??)
Notes: 84 pages; Published by: Seven Seas Pub.; Country: USA; ISBN: 085467022X;

Paula Pryke’s Candles, by Paula Pryke (TPB:2004)
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Ryland Peters Small Ltd.; Country: UK?; ISBN: 1841726087;

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Five-minute Candlemaking, by Quarto Publishing (Booklet:2004)
Notes: 32 pages; Published by: Quarto Publishing; Country: USA; ISBN: 0740747568;
This is a small kit with a tiny instruction book for making a candle

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Gel Candles: Creative & Beautiful Candles to Make, by Chris Rankin, Marcianne Miller, & Julie Boisseau (TPB:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing(Lark Books); Country: USA; ISBN: 1579902162;

Candle Making For Fun!, by Dana Meachen Rau (TPB:2008)
Notes: 48 pages; Published by: Compass Point Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 0756532760;

Creating and the Art of Blending Colors in Candles, by Walter Reddig and Mabel Atkins (Booklet:1969) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 25 pages; Published by: Pourette Mfg. Co., Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Good Gifts from the Home: Candles, Bubble Baths & Other Romantic Indulgences, by Kelly Reno (HC:2000)
Notes: 94 pages; Published by: Prima Lifestyles; Country: USA; ISBN: 0761523421;

Candlemaking (Teach Youreself Books), by Carson I. A. Ritchie (TPB:1976)
Notes: 144 pages; Published by: Hodder Arnold H&S; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0340203897;

Candle Crafts, by Paola Romanelli (TPB:2001)
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: Sterling; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806976055;

Honey: From Flower to Table, by Stephanie Rosenbaum (HC:2002)
Notes: 120 pages; Published by: Chronicle Books; Country: USA; ISBN: 0811832384;

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Making Candles (Kids Can Do It), by Judy Ann Sadler (TPB:1998) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 40 pages; Published by: Kids Can Press; Country: USA; ISBN: 1550745018;

Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, the Northwest, by Janice J. Schofield and Richard w. Tyler (TPB:2003)
Notes: pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;
Talks about Bayberry plants

Getting Started in Candlemaking, by Walter E. Schutz (TPB:1972)
Notes: 96 pages; Published by: Collier Macmillan Pub., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0020119003;

Candles from Bayberries, by Phil Schwind (TPB?:1968)
Notes: pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Beeswax Candles, by Search Press Limited (TPB:1996) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: Search Press Limited; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 0855328169;

Candle Art, by Ray Shaw (TPB?:1973)
Notes: 160 pages; Published by: William Morrow & Co., Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0688001726;

Candle Making: A Step by Step Guide from Beginner to Expert, by Robert Sherman (TPB:2002)
Notes: 236 pages; Published by: M. Evans & Co.; Country: USA; ISBN: 0871319683;

Candles: elements of the table, by Sara Slavin and Deborah Jones (HC:1996) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 93 pages; Published by: Collins Publishers, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0002250780;

Creative Candles: 40 inspiring projects for making and decorating candles for every occasion, by Sue Spear (HC:1996) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Chartwell Books, New Jersey; Country: USA; ISBN: 0785806059;

Candle Making in a Weekend: Inspirational ideas and practical projects, by Sue Spear (TPB:1999) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 80 pages; Published by: North Lights Books, Cincinnati, OH; Country: USA; ISBN: 1581800096;

Instant Gratification: Candles: Fast and Fabulous Projects, by Carol Endler Sterbenz (TPB:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 108 pages; Published by: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA; Country: USA; ISBN: 0811828530;

Embellishing Candles: 31 Delightfully Decorated Candles for Any Decor!, by Teri Stillwaugh (TPB:1996)
Notes: 16 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Hot Off the Press; ISBN: 1562312855;

Candle-Making, by Susanne Strose (HC:1968) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 48 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806951001;

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Beeswax Molding & Candle Making, by Richard Taylor (TPB:1975)
Notes: ??? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Linden Publishers; ISBN: 0960328890;

Decorating Candles, by Terry Taylor (TPB:2001) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 157990243X;

Gel Candles: How to Make & Market Gel Candles that Sell Like Wildfire!, by Lynn A. Thomas (TPB:2001)
Notes: 104 pages; Published by: Net Partners Pub. Deland, FL; Country: USA; ISBN: 0970241739;

p-710 Blue Ribbon Patterns: Hobbies for Fun & Profit, ed. by Tower Press (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 24 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Tower Press Inc., Danvers, MA; ISBN: None;
includes an article on candlemaking...

Creative Candles, by Chantal Truber (TPB:1995)
Notes: 48 pages; Published by: Aurum Press Ltd.; Country: United Kingdom; ISBN: 1854103733;

Embellished Candles Without Hot Wax, by Virginia Tucker (TPB:1995)
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Design Originals, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Beeswax Candles, by Virginia Tucker (TPB:1995)
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Design Originals, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Honey-Bee Candles, by Virginia Tucker (TPB:1995)
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Design Originals, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Celebration Candles, by Virginia Tucker (TPB:1995) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Design Originals, Ft. Worth, TX; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

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Creative Candlecraft, by Joan Ann Unger (TPB:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 94 pages; Published by: Grosset & Dunlap, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 044801556;

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Candlemaking for the First Time, by Vanessa-Ann (TPB:2004) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 112 pages; Published by: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY; Country: USA; ISBN:1402713525;
original hardcover came out in 2001

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Aromatic Candles, by Rosevita Warda (HC:2001)
Notes: 128 pages; Published by: Sterling/Chapelle; Country: USA; ISBN: 0806987359;

Contemporary Candlemaking, by William E. Webster with Claire McMullen (HC:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 79 pages; Published by: Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0385007752;

The Compete Book of Candlemaking, by William E. Webster with Claire McMullen (HC:1973)
Notes: 136 pages; Published by: Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, NY; Country: USA; ISBN: 0385019300;

Here is Your Hobby, Candlemaking, by Byron G. Weis (HC:1977)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Putnam Publishing Group; Country: USA; ISBN: 0399610596;

Gel Candles: 40 Creative Projects, by C. Kaila Westerman (SprlBnd:2002)
Notes: 137 pages; Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC, VT; Country: USA; ISBN: 158017390X;

Candles:Easy-to-Make Projects to Give and Treasure (Keepsake Crafts), by Pamela Westland (TPB:1995) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 64 pages; Published by: Sunset Publishing Co., Menlo Park, CA; Country: USA; ISBN: 0376042605;

Wick, Wax and Talk, by Maxine Wilhelm (TPB:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 77 pages; Published by: The Haymaker Press, Enid, OK; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Wick, Wax and Talk: 2nd Time Around, by Maxine Wilhelm (Booklet:1990) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 28 pages; Published by: The Walter T. Kelley Co., Clarkson, KY; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Wax Crystal Candle Craft, by Betty Wilkinson (HC:1994)
Notes: 8 pages; Published by: Distlefink Designs, UK; Country: UK; ISBN: None;

Wax works: Introducing Candlemaking Techniques in appliqué and Spray Painting(Royal Craft Library), by Ponny Williams (Pamphlet:1973)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Cunningham Art Products Inc; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us, by Bee Wilson (HC:2006)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Secrets of Candle Dipping, by Clyde Wynia, Russell Schmidt (TPB:1970) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 27 pages; Published by: Village Candle & Craft, Marshfield, WIS; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Secrets of Candle Crafting, by Clyde Wynia, Russell Schmidt (TPB:19??)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: Village Candle & Craft, Marshfield, WIS; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

Secrets of Sand Casting Candles, by Clyde Wynia, Russell Schmidt (TPB:1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Published by: Village Candle & Craft, Marshfield, WIS; Country: USA; ISBN: None;

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Candles to Burn, by Tom Yaley (TPB?:1972)
Notes: ? pages; Published by: ; Country: USA; ISBN: ;

Jewelry, Candles & Papercraft, by Cameron Yerian (HC:1974)
Notes: 46 pages; Published by: Children’s Press; Country: USA; ISBN: 0516013017;

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MAGAZINE BIBLIOGRAPHY

”The Candle Cauldron: The Candle Makers Monthly Periodical(Issues 1-88)”, by Pourette Candle Supplies (Mag:Oct. 1966-Jan. 1974) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 2 pages; Published by: Pourette Mfg. Co., Seattle, WA; Country: USA; ISSN: None;

"Candle-Lighter", Published by International Guild of Candle Artisans, Kearney, Neb. (Began Publication: 1965?)
Notes: Ended Publication: Unknown; Publishing Frequency: Monthly; Size: Unknown; Country: USA; ISSN: Unknown; Type: Crafting;
I found a short article on this organization in "Creative Crafts"(August 1970)

"Crafts: America's Favorite Craft Magazine", Published by Primedia Special Interest Publications, Peoria, IL (Took over Publication:unknown)
Notes: Ended Publication: 2006???; Publishing Frequency: Monthly, except Dec/Jan., Jun/July; Size: Magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: 0148-9127; Type: Crafting; Website: Unknown

"Crafts 'n Things", Published by Clapper Publishing Co., Inc., Park Ridge, IL (Began Publication: Apr./May 1975) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: Ended Publication: Ongoing; Publishing Frequency: Bi-monthly; Size: Magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: 0146-6607; Type: Crafting; Website: http://www.craftsnthings.com/

"Craftworks for the Home", Published by All American Crafts, Inc., Newton, NJ (Began Publication: Sept. 1985)
Notes: Ended Publication: Aug. 2003; Publishing Frequency: Bi-Monthly; Size: Magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: 0891-0588; Type: Crafting; (goes through several subtitle changes then becomes "Create & Decorate" in Sept. 2003)

"Create & Decorate", Published by All American Crafts, Inc., Newton, NJ (Began Publication: Sept. 2003)
Notes: Ended Publication: Ongoing; Publishing Frequency: Bi-Monthly; Size: Magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: 0891-0588; Type: Crafting; (was "Craftworks: Home & Garden" until Aug. 2003) Website: http://www.createanddecorate.com/

"Creative Crafts", Published by Model Craftsman Publishing Corporation, Ramsey, NJ (Began Publication: Fall 1967) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: Ended Publication: Dec. 1985?; Publishing Frequency: BiMonthly; Size: magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: 0011-0884; Type: Crafting;
Merged with "The Miniature Magazine" to become "Creative Crafts & Miniatures" in 1983...

"Golden Hands: New Guide", Published by Marshall Cavendish Ltd., London, England (Began Publication: 1972) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: Ended Publication: 1972; Publishing Frequency: weekly; Size: Magazine; Language: English; ISSN: None; Type: general craft; Website: None;
There were only 15 issues of the second run...

"Popular Needlework & Crafts", Published by Tower Press, Inc., Lynn, Mass. (Began Publication: Oct. 1965) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: Ended Publication: 1984; Publishing Frequency: Monthly/bi-monthly; Size: Magazine; Country: USA; ISSN: None; Type: Crafting;

"Workbasket", Published by: 1935-1991: Modern Handicraft, Inc. (Burlington, KS),
1991-1996: KC Publishing, Inc. (Kansas City, MO)
(Began Publication:October 1935) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: Ended Publication: May 1996; Publishing Frequency: 1935-1980: Monthly, 1980-1990: Ten/year, 1991-1996: Bimonthly; Country: USA; Type: Crochet, Knit, Sew, Tatting, Gardening, Recipes; ISSN: 0162-9123;

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