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The Instructor, or Young Man's Best Companion to Which Are Added the  Family's Best Companion; and a Compendium of Geography and Astronomy; Also  Some Useful Interest Tables by  George Fisher - Hardcover - 1795 - from Sweet Beagle Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Instructor, or Young Man's Best Companion to Which Are Added the Family's Best Companion; and a Compendium of Geography and Astronomy; Also Some Useful Interest Tables

by Fisher, George

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Glasgow. Glasgow: Printed By David Niven. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1795. Full-Leather. This 18th century book has been professionally rebound in brown leather with bright gilt titles to front cover and spine; the rebinding must have been done fairly recently; binding is tight, no flaws to covers. Contents are original; pages are lightly foxed, all quite readable. Original owner's name written on first endpaper. . The book instructs young men of the time in spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic, handwriting, letter-writing, merchants' accounts, measurement for workmen such as carpenters, joiners, painters, geography, plane geometry, astronomy, and much more. Would make a unique gift. . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 396 pages. C3 .
  • Bookseller: Sweet Beagle Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 28791
  • Title: The Instructor, or Young Man's Best Companion to Which Are Added the Family's Best Companion; and a Compendium of Geography and Astronomy; Also Some Useful Interest Tables
  • Author: Fisher, George
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed By David Niven
  • Place: Glasgow. Glasgow
  • Date published: 1795
  • Keywords: 18th Century, 1795 Textbook For Young Men
  • Bookseller catalogs: Education;

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