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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
T. ELLWOOD ZELL,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of
In preparing a new edition of this popular work, the Editors have endeavored to incorporate all the improvements in the various branches, which have been introduced, since the publication of the last edition. Much of the work has been entirely re-written, and new articles have been added on Photography, Pyrotechnics, Angling, Pisciculture, etc. The matter has not been simply scissored from newspapers, but carefully digested from standard authorities, the scientific journals, and from the practical knowledge of the Editors and contributors. The Editors have to acknowledge valuable assistance from gentlemen, eminent in the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Wine-making, Perfumery, Cements, Engraving, Photography, Angling, Tanning, etc. The work, it is believed, will be found more reliable and thorough than any one of its class now in print. The Miscellaneous department is almost entirely new, and contains much valuable and interesting information. Some matters properly belonging under other heads, but received too late, have been transferred to it. The reader is especially requested to refer to the index, when seeking information.