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Title THE PERFECT READY RECKONER AND LOG BOOK, THE TRADER, FARMER, AND MECHANIC'S USEFUL ASSISTANT FOR BUYING AND SELLING ALL SORTS OF COMMODITIES, IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, SHOWING AT ONCE THE AMOUNT AND VALUE OF ANY NUMBER OR QUANTITY OF GOODS.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Montreal Montreal News Co. 1891
Seller ID 30282
245 pp, 5 7/8" H. Cloth spine, paper-covered boards with text on rear board, lettering, illustration and decorative border on front board. Appears to be an American publication reprinted by the Montreal News for use in Canada. No date, but examples of business forms are dated 1890 & 1891. Title page continues: "from a quarter of a cent to ten dollars, Containing also comprehensive and accurate tables for board, scantling and plank measurement, timber and log measure, wages and board, interest, grain and building tables, business forms, business law, and much other information for every-day use." From the Preface: "(S)hows at one glance the value of any number of pounds, gallons, yards, feet, &c., of any article from one ot a thousand, at one-quarter of a cent up to ten dollars, in so easy and expeditious a manner, that a person unacquainted with arithmetic may, by looking at the head of the page to find the given price, and at the column on the side for the number wanted, tell with the utmost accuracy the amount of value required." Contents include: Board by the Week; Bricks; Capacities of Cisterns; Cost of Pork; Facts for Builders; Facts for Plasterers; Gunter's Chain; How to Sell Hogs; Interest; Ice, Strength of; Land Measurement; Loss of Grain from Shrinkage; Measuring Corn in the Crib; Nails; Percentage of Water in Different Woods; Ploughing Table; Rate of Wages per Week; Rapid Lumber Measurement; Railroad Freight; Relative Value of Foreign Coins in United States Money; Surveyor's Square Measure; Storage of Roots in Cellars; To Find the Number of Shingles required in a Roof; Table showing the Number of Rails, Riders and Stakes required for every ten rods of Zig-zag Fence; To Measure Grain in a Granary; United States Government Land Measurement; Weight of Lumber per Thousand Feet Board Measure; etc., etc. Previous owner's initials in ink at top of title page, a few tiny light foxing marks on front endpapers, some soiling and light rubbing to boards, light to moderate edge wear, wear and very small bumps at corners of boards, slight darkening to spine colour.