INVENTORY #125570

Every Young Man's Companion

GORDON, W.

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Title continues: "Containing Directions for spelling, reading, and writing English. Instructions in the Art of Penmanship. Epistolary Writing, containing Letters of Compliment and Business. Forms of Address to Persons of all Ranks. Arithmetic, Vulgar, Fractional, Decimal, Logarithmetical, and Algebraical. Practical Geometry. Astronomy, or an Account of the Globe, Fixed Stars, Planets and Comets. Geography, or a general Account of the World, and a particular Description of Great Britain and Ireland. Plain Trigonometry. The Resolution of astronomical Questions. The making and fixing all Kinds of Dials. The measuring Superficies, Solids, Timber, Carpenters, Bricklayers, Plaisteres, Painters, Glasiers, and Joiners Work, &c. Surveying of Land. Gauging of Casks, with a Description of Everard's Gauging-Rule. The Gardener's Calendar, shewing what Work is to be done every Month in the Kitchen, Flower, and Fruit Garden. Farriery, or the Art of knowing and curing the Diseases of Horses. Useful Reciepts of various Kinds. The Art of making Rockets, and artifical Fireworks. The Method of Painting Dials, Rooms, Timber Work, and Mezzotino, Prints on Glass, and of the making and mixing of Colours. The Art of colouring Maps, Plots, and Prints. Together with A great Variety of Cuts and Tables, Accurately drawn and made for the more ready Performance of the different Operations taught in this Treatise." As the title suggests, this is a textbook on nearly every subject, including English, Mathematics, Natural history, Science, and Measurement. "Farriery" here means veterinary science. Useful receipts include various inks (including invisible ink with onion juice), household cement, sealing wax, Mead's Powder for the Bite of a Mad Dog, etc.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. and J. Rivington et al
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1755
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    [12], 456 p. 17 cm. Frontispiece.Other figures and diagrams within text, including gauging illustration p. 337. Full leather. Rear hinge is cracked at top and bottom. Corners worn, some rubbing to boards. Ink notations on front endpapers and small note on rear free endpaper.

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