Fisher, George

The instructor, or, young man's best companion

Containing spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetic, in an easier way than any yet published. Instructions to write variety of hands, with copies. How to write letters on business or friendship; forms of indentures, bonds, bills of sale, receipts, wills, leases, releases, &c. Merchants accounts, and a short and easy method of shop and book-keeping; with a description of the product, counties, and market-towns in England and Wales, and a list of English and Scots fairs according to the new-style. The method of measuirng carpenters, joiners, sawyers, bricklayers, plasterers, plumbers, masons, glasiers, and painters work. How to undertake each work, and at what price; the rates of each commodity, and the common wages of journeymen, with the description of Gunter's line, and Coggeshall's sliding-rule. The practical gauger made easy; the art of dialling, and how to erect and fix dials; with instructions for dying, colouring, and making colours; and some general observations for gardening every month in the year. To which are added, the family's best companion; and a compendium of geography and astronomy. Also, some useful interest-tables
Twenty-second edition
Gray and AlstonEdinburgh1768