Fisher, George

The instructor, or, young man's best companion

Containing, spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetick 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, 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. Together with the carpenter's plain and exact rule: shewing how to measure carpenters, joyners, sawyers, brick-layers, plaisterers, plummers, 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 Gunter's line, and Coggeshall's description of the sliding rule. Likewise the practical gauger made easy; the art of dialling, and how to erect and fix any dial; with instructions for dying, colouring, and making colours; and some general observations for gardening every month in the year. To which is added, the family's best companion, with instructions for marking on linnen; how to pickle and preserve; to make divers sorts of wines; and many excellent plaisters and medicines, necessary in all families