Young Man's Companion Early American Book 1786 Isiah Thomas PublicationBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early American Books, Isiah Thomas).
The Instructor: Or, American Young Man's Best Companion, by George Fisher.
Published 1786, Worcester, Massachusetts by Isiah Thomas.
384 pages. Text in English. Four engraved alphabet plates, one folding geometry plate useful for learning measuring.
Front cover detached. Period full leather binding, raised bands. Binding is in poor condition, leather age dried, cover detached, book opens to title page. Contents well worn from browsing and thumbing, text block toned, several pages with tears, one page slightly defective, clearly a much used reference book handled repeatedly.
Rare 18th century American book in any condition.
Extensive detailed index at rear listing hundreds of topics, including how to mix paint colors, information on each state, general world geography, carpentry, , astronomy, wine making, penmanship and endless other topics. A compendium of general useful information for an 18th century man.
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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 1/4" W.