Hand Forging & Wrought Iron Ornamental Work came from the Stanford University Library through Google’s program to scan books and preserve them for prosperity.
The author of Hand Forging & Wrought Iron Ornamental Work wrote it as a text book for instructors of manual training. It deals primarily with interior ironwork, it does show principles of ornamental hand forging and methods that underlie all forge work.
It has a large amount of drawings and designs because it was writtten for the amatuer.
The author also stated that a large amount of photographs come from articles made by his students.
This text is 209 pages, but 122 illustrations, which is definitely conducive to being used as a text book.
If you want a more modern shop manual, I also recommend
At some point I plan on redoing those articles on this site.
I also figure that is you are reading this post you may be interested in blacksmithing, and may be a beginner like I am.
To help, I have a video that I found pretty helpful that I will share in addition to the PDF above.