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 Title:  The instructor, or, American 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, with copies both in prose and verse ... : also, merchants accounts ... : together with the method of measuring carpenters, joiners, sawyers ... work ... : likewise, the practical gauger, made easy ... : to which is added, The family's best companion : with instructions for marking on linen : how to pickle and preserve : to make divers sorts of wine; and many excellent plasters, and medicines, necessary in all families : and a compendium of the sciences of geography and astronomy : containing, a brief description of the different parts of the earth, and a survey of the celestial bodies : also, several very useful tables    
 Uniform Title:  Western Reserve Historical Society Shaker collection    
 Creator:  Fisher, Georgeaccomptant 
 Publication:  Printed by Isaiah Thomas, and sold at his book-store, near the court-house, Worcester, Mass,1786. 
 Notes:  "[Price bound 6s.]." Title of first American edition: The American instructor; or, Young man's best companion; cf. Rosenbach, cited below. Engravings: frontispiece, illustrated plates. Wood engravings: text illustrations. Has been erroneusly attributed to Mrs. Slack (i.e. Ann Fisher Slack), who wrote under the name A. Fisher; cf. Brit. Mus. cat.; Halkett and Laing; L.C. Karpinski. The elusive George Fisher, accomptant. 1935. Includes preface, index. Caption title: The American young man's best companion. Cf. Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books, 31. 
 Call #:  AG104 F5 1786 Vault 
 Extent:  xii, [13]-384 p., [5] leaves of plates : ill., diagrams ; 18 cm. 
 Subjects:  Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc. -- Early works to 1800 | Imprints, Early American To 1820
 
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