Salem: Cushing & Appleton, 1818. Leather. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Fair. Item #005335
4th edition, 1818, stated. About good. 12mo., vii, (i), 13-276, with 2 pages of ads at the rear. Bound in full period leather, with title on a black morocco lagel on the spine. The boards are scuffed, scratched and pitted, with part of the title label worn off. Childish doodling and penmanship practice on the paste down and title page till about page 13. The title page is chipped, and attached at the top only. foxing throughout. *** An important book for a business man of the industrial revolution, or domestic/ international shipper/trader sailing from Boston to own. It explains concepts and gives the formulas for simple interest, compound interest, rule of three, volume and tare weights, exchange, cordage, biquadrate roots, mercantile precedents, and many, many more. ***.