The Instructor: or, Young Man's Best Companion

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by George Fisher

The Instructor
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
Author George Fisher
Published :
Edition Precise edition unknown
Volumes volume set
Desc. Duodecimo

This book is a compendium of widespread advice, mixing a wide variety of trades, practical skills as well as academics.[1] This book also contained a method for shop and book keeping and a description of the American colonies, designed to coach a traveler or business person through conducting trade in the colonies.[2] Interestingly the book also contains instructions on pickling and wine making as well as odds and ends such as carpentry.[3]

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  1. The American 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 for business, without the help of a master ; instructions to write variety of hands ... ; how to write letters on business or friendship ; forms of indentures ... releases, &c. ; also merchant's accompts, and a short and easy method of shop and book-keeping ; with a description of the several American colonies ; together with the carpenter's plain and exact rule ... ; likewise the practical gauger made easy ... ; to which is added, The poor planter's physician ... and also prudent advice to young tradesmen and dealers ; the whole better adapted to these American colonies, than any other book of the like kind : Fisher, George, accomptant : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (Internet Archive) [1]
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.