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The Young Man's Companion [electronic resource]: Or, the Several Branches of Useful Learning Made Perfectly Easy. Containing Plain Directions for a Young Man's Attaining to Read and Write True English; The Best and Easiest Instructions for Writing Variety of Hands, With Copies Both in Prose and Verse. How to Write Letters of Compliment, Friendship, or Business. Forms of Notes, Receipts, Bills, Bonds, Indentures, Leases, and Releases, Letters of Attorney, Wills, &C. A Short and Easy Method of Shop and Book-Keeping, Merchants Accompts, &C. An Explanation of the Gregorian Kalendar, or New Style, Shewing the Method of Finding the Golden Number, Epact, Dominical Letter, the Age of the Moon, Easter Day, &C. With an Account of the Several Aeras, or Epochas, Used by Historians. The Art of Mensuration, Applied to the Measuring of Boards and Timber, Carpenters, Joyners, Sawyers, Bricklayers, Plaisterers, Plummers, Masons, Glaziers, and Painters Work. How to Compute the Charge of Building an House, or Any Part Thereof. Gauging, Surveying, Plotting of Land by Gunter's Chain, and Taking Heights and Distances by the Quadrant, &C. Astronomy, or an Account of the Motions, Distances, Periods, &C. Of the Planets and Fixed Stars. A Description of the Earth, and Also of the Counties, Parishes, &C. In England and Wales. Monthly Observations in Gardening, Planting, Grafting, and Inoculating Fruit-Trees, and the Best Time to Prune Them. To Which Is Added, the Family Companion for Marking on Linen, Pickling, Preserving, Making Wine of Fruit; With Many Approved and Experienced Medicines for the Poor. And Exact Lists of All the Fairs in England and Wales, Both Fixed and Moveable; Wherein Market-Towns Are Likewise Distinguished by the Days of the Week on Which Their Markets Are Held. Together With a Compendium of Interest, Shewing the Method of Finding the Interest Due at Any Time for Any Sum of Money, at 2, 21/2, 3, 31/2, 4, 41/2, 5 and 6 Per Cent. Per Annum Written by W. Mather, in a Plain and Easy Style, That a Young Man May Both Readily and Easily Improve and Qualify Himself for Business, Without the Help of a Master. The Twenty-First Edition, With Large Additions and Improvements, by J. Barrow. .

Mather, W
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London : printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, in Pater-Noster-Row; J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street; B. Law, in Ave-Mary Lane; and C. Ware and Co. on Ludgate-Hill, 1761.
Edition
The twenty-first edition, with large additions and improvements, by J. Barrow
Language
English
Description
[4], xiv, 417, [1] p., plates : ill. ; 12⁰.
Notes
  • With a half-title.
  • Price from imprint: price Two Shillings and [illegible] [illegible].
  • Reproduction of original from British Library.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. Eighteenth century collections online s2009 miunns
Other Forms
Also available in microfilm (click link to determine reel #).
Cited in
Alston, III.196
English Short Title Catalog, T52884.
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