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MATHER, William (fl. 1695)
The young man's companion or, arithmetick made easie: with plain directions for a young man to attain to read and and write true English, ... Likewise, easy rules for the measuring of board and timber, ... Also directions for measuring and plotting of land, ... Together with a map of the globe of the earth and water; and Copernicus's description of the visible world. Also a map of England; and to know which are cities, and their distance from London. Choice monthly observations for gardening ... and the making wine of fruit: with experienc'd medicines for the poor. Written by W. Mather, in a plain and easy stile, that a young man may attain the same without a tutor. The eleventh edition, with many addition [sic] and alterations.
London: printed for S. Clark, 1720.
[12], 456 p., [1] fold. letterpress table, [2] pl. (1 fold.), [1] fold. map : wdcut & engr. illus., tables ; 15.0. cm (12º)

First published in 1681 under title A very useful manual; or, the young man's companion. ESTC t177990; Alston III 186

Copy Notes Miscellaneous jottings in ink on front pastedown with the signature of William Horner; an incomplete form of the name appears again on p. 385.

Binding C18th sheep, blind-ruled borders, blank paper spine-label.

Reference Number 1070


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