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WALKINGAME, Francis (fl. 1751--1785)
The tutor's assistant: being a compendium of arithmetic. And a complete question-book. In five parts. Containing I. Arithmetic ... II. Vulgar fractions, ... III. Decimals, ... IV. Duodecimals or multiplication of feet and inches, ... V. A collection of questions ... The whole being adapted either as a question book for the use of schools, or as a remembrancer and instructor to such as have some knowledge therein. ... The eighth edition, with several additions, particularly a new and very short method of extracting the cube root, and a general table for the ready calculating the interest of any sum of money, at any rate per cent. likewise rents, salaries, &c. By Francis Walkingame, ...
London: printed for the author, and sold by Edward Johnson, (successor to the late Mr. Dod) and F. Walkingame, in St. Martin's-Lane, near Charing-Cross, 1770.
vii, [5], 180 p. : tables ; 17.2 cm. (12º)

Originally published in 1751, this was one of the most popular arithmetics of its day along with Thomas Dilworth's The schoolmasters assistant first published in 1744 (1780 ed., q.v.) and continued to be reprinted well into the nineteenth century. Advertisement on p. [xi] for the author's tuition in 'Writing, In all the various Hands now in Use; Arithmetic, through all its different Rules; ...'. ESTC t110234.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil 1-6.

Binding C18th mottled hairsheep, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, paste-coloured edges, marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 1123


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