1801 INSTRUCTOR OR A YOUNG MAN'S BEST COMPANION - Fisher SCIENCE MATH ACCOUNTING
Title:THE INSTRUCTOR OR AMERICAN YOUNG MAN'S BEST COMPANION: CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR READING, WRITING, ARITHMETIC, MERCHANT'S' ACCOUNTS, MENSURATION, GAUGING, THE ART OF DIALLING, DYING AND MAKING COLOURS, PICKING AND PRESERVING, AND THE ART OF MAKING SEVERAL SORTS OF WINES ALSO A COMPENDIUM OF THE SCIENCES OF GEOGRAPHY AND ASTRONOMY
Book Details + Condition: Scarce impression from 1801 of George Fisher's "The Instructor or Young Man's Best Companion". Full calf leather boards with maroon title label on spine. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with moderate wear to the boards and spots of foxing on the inside back board. Pages generally crisp and clean, with some pages having spots of minor natural darkening. Chipping on the border of the frontispiece. Please see pictures. First blank page show previous owner's signature and some darkening. "Research
reveals a tangled bibliographical history involving an incorrect attribution
and a double plagiarism. The republication in 1748 by Benjamin Franklin gave
credit to the proper author, George Fisher, who was once thought to be a woman.
Knowledge of the Young Man's Companion adds an important dimension to our
understanding of the development of accounting in America." [Wiley]