Fisher, George

The instructor, or, young man's best companion

Containing spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetic, in an easier way than any yet published; and how to qualify any person without the help of a master. Instructions to write variety of hands, with copies, both in prose and verse. How to write letters on business or friendship; forms of indentures, bonds, bills of sale, receipts, wills, leases, releases, &c. Also merchants' accompts, 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 list of english and scots fairs according to the new style. The method of measuring carpenters', joiners', sawers', bricklayers', plasterers', plumbers', masons', glaziers', 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. Likewise the practical gauger made easy; the art of dialing, 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
New edition, carefully corrected