The instructor: or, Young man's best companion. Containing, spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetick, in an easier way than any yet published; and how to qualify any person for business, without the help of a master. : Instructions to write variety of hands ... How to write letters ... Forms of indentures ... releases, &c. : Also merchants accounts, and a short and easy method of shop and book-keeping ... : Together with the method of measuring carpenters ... and painters work ... : Likewise the practical gauger made easy ... and some general observations for gardening every month in the year. : To which is added, the family's best companion ... and a compendium of the sciences of geography and astronomy ... also some useful interest-tables. /
Burlington [N.J.]. :
Printed and sold by Isaac Collins,,
M,DCC.LXXV [i.e., 1787].
|Edition:||The twenty-first edition corrected and improved.|
|Series:||Early American imprints.
no. 14458. |
|Access:||Evans Digital Edition|
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|Item Description:||Erroneously attributed to Ann Fisher Slack in Halkett & Laing.|
Typographically identical, except for the title page, with the issue with title: The American instructor: or, Young man's best companion ... Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank ... MDCCLXXXVII. The frequent use of the date 1787 in examples (e.g., p. 166) confirms that year as date of publication.
Error in paging: p. 353-354 misnumbered 253-254.
Frontispiece engraved by James Thackara.
|Physical Description:||xii, 372 p.,  leaf of plates : ill. ; 17 cm. (12mo)|
|Access:||Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.|
|Place of Publication:||United States -- New Jersey -- Burlington.|