Early American Young Boy's Companion Book 1797 Fisher book Geography AstronomyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Early American Books).
The Instructor: Or, Young Man's Best Companion, Merchant's, Practical Gauger, Family's Best Companion, Compendium of Geography and Astronomy, interest tables, etc. by George Fischer.
Published 1797, Wilmington by Peter Brynberg.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt lettered title on contrasting red leather label. Rare 18th century American printing of this once well known English book.
Original/ early owner has inscribed the blank fly leaf with his name, the 1802 date he bought it, price paid, and a short verse about taking the book.
Front cover detached, text block paper well uniformly age toned, but binding remains clean, tight, and sound. It displays a beautiful age patina, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W.
5 full page illustrations of alphabets, one foldout plate of geometric shapes, one text illustration of mariner's compass, one text illustration of quadrant, two full page illustrations of needlepoint alphabet. Appears to lack the frontis engraving.