The Accomplished Tutor; or, Complete System of Liberal Education:
Containing the most improved theory and practice … In two volumes. Embellished with 20 copper-plates and 6 maps, Neatly Engraved.London: for the Author by J. Bonsor; and sold by Vernor and Hood; Wright; Sael; and Symonds, Paternoster Row, 1800 Stock Code: 96467
NotesFirst edition of a popular and comprehensive educational handbook, further editions followed in 1802 and 1806. It includes a section on double-entry bookkeeping, and chapters on English grammar and elocution, penmanship, arithmetic, stock-holding and merchants' accounts, mensuration and architecture, optics, algebra, annuities, trigonometry, logarithms, geography, astronomy, mechanics, electricity, pneumatics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, drawing, engraving, and painting, "and other useful matter". The plates include a very nice illustration of Herschel's famous forty-foot telescope (plate 7) and three plates of electrical and pneumatical experiments and apparatus (19-21).
2 volumes, quarto (209 x 130 mm). Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked to style, blue speckled edges.
26 engraved folding plates, 6 engraved maps.
Book label to front pastedown. Some stripping to boards, corners a little rounded, occasional minor spotting, paper flaw in blank margin of leaves Q3 & 4 vol. 2. A very good set.
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