Lot 186 of 302:
Nicolas Pike A New System of Arithmetic 1788  

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Title:
A New and Complete System of Arithmetic, Composed for the Use of the Citizens of the United States

Author:
Pike, Nicolas

Place:
Newbury-Port

Publisher:
John Mycall

Date:
1788

Description:

512 pp. (8vo) 19.3x12.8 cm (7¾x5"), period full sheep, morocco title label. First Edition

Pike was the first American arithmetician to attain wide popularity in the field of school textbooks. In his arithmetics the orderly presentation of the subject to children is stressed, the Federal money (then new) is given adequate treatment, and the applications of arithmetic to business are well indicated.


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Condition:
Coves rubbed but sound; free endpapers not present, some darkening and soiling within, a few neat repairs; very good.


 
Item number:
291246
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