Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes
Containing ten thousand selected household and workshop formulas, recipes, processs and money-saving methods for the practical use of manufacturers, mechanics, housekeepers and home workers.
Here is the cotton entry, covering bleaching by "steaming", with calcium sulphite, and with hydrogen peroxide.
The number of ingredients and supplies that are unheard of today (or known by different names maybe) is amazing.
The use of dangerous chemicals is scary. We may get fussy about how over-the-top safety precautions are these days, but honestly, seeing these recipes without any mention of danger is kind of freaky.
#2 - New book
I've been working hard to get all the logistics set up to actually open up for on-line sales and shipping. Hopefully all will be ready in a week or so!