AuthorFisher, George, accomptant.
Uniform TitleWestern Reserve Historical Society Shaker collection
TitleThe instructor, or, American young man's best companion : containing, spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetick, in an easier way than any yet published; and how to qualify any person for business, without the help of a master : instructions to write variety of hands, with copies both in prose and verse ... : also, merchants accounts ... : together with the method of measuring carpenters, joiners, sawyers ... work ... : likewise, the practical gauger, made easy ... : to which is added, The family's best companion : with instructions for marking on linen : how to pickle and preserve : to make divers sorts of wine; and many excellent plasters, and medicines, necessary in all families : and a compendium of the sciences of geography and astronomy : containing, a brief description of the different parts of the earth, and a survey of the celestial bodies : also, several very useful tables / by George Fisher, accomptant.
EditionThe 2nd Worcester ed., enlarged and improved.
PublishedWorcester, Mass. : Printed by Isaiah Thomas, and sold at his book-store, near the court-house, 1786.
Descriptionxii, [13]-384 p., [5] leaves of plates : ill., diagrams ; 18 cm.
General Note"[Price bound 6s.]."
Title of first American edition: The American instructor; or, Young man's best companion; cf. Rosenbach, cited below.
Engravings: frontispiece, illustrated plates. Wood engravings: text illustrations.
Has been erroneusly attributed to Mrs. Slack (i.e. Ann Fisher Slack), who wrote under the name A. Fisher; cf. Brit. Mus. cat.; Halkett and Laing; L.C. Karpinski. The elusive George Fisher, accomptant. 1935.
Includes preface, index.
Caption title: The American young man's best companion.
Cf. Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books, 31.
Acq. Note SourceGift of The Shakers, 1916; 40483
SubjectsHandbooks, vade-mecums, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Imprints, Early -- American -- To 1820.
Related TitlesAmerican young man's best companion.
American instructor; or, Young man's best companion.
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: AG 104 F5 1786 Vault
MQ223886 c.1: Rare book room, LC class, restricted access [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 135080]