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 piose and verse. How to write letters on business or friendship. Forms of indentures, bonds, bills of sale, receipts, wills, leases, releases, &c. Also merchant's 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 a list of the fairs according to the new style. with the method of measuring carpenters, joiners, sawyers, bricklayers, plaisterers, plumbers, masons, glaziers, and painter's 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 dialling, 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 & astronomy; also some useful interest tables