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Title: Contemporary Candlemaking: How to Make Beautiful Quality Candles
Author: William E. Webster with Claire McMullen
Format/Publication Date: HC:1972
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY
Page Count: 79
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 0385007752

SUMMARY- This is an older book, and focuses on just a few specific types of candlemaking. This guy loved his propane torch - it's featured in an awful lot of photographs. The photos aren't as clear as I'd like - but photography wasn't necessarily that sharp in 1972. It's a neat touchstone for the early 70's, but not a book I'd seek for a beginner, or for techniques - there are a lot more comprehensive books for that.