Math and Calligraphy Notebook Bound with Older Newspaper
Wraps made of newspaper
1816, 1817·Atkinson, New Hampshire (?)
by Greenough, Richard [Richard Greenough Atkinson]
Atkinson, New Hampshire (?), 1816, 1817. Wraps made of newspaper. Very Good. Tall 4to, 31 by 19 cm. Unpaginated, 29 leaves, or 38 pp., mostly dealing with arithmetic and other mathematical formulations, with a decided bent towards the practical financial functions, such as interest calculations and discounting. It is a fairly typical such surviving notebook of that era, but for the final page of maxims written in an ornamental cursive calligraphic hand. Also three pages of legal forms (quitation deed, a will, a promissory note). Notwithstanding the calligraphy at the end and ornamental lettering elsewhere, the notebook is far from entirely neat, with many of the mathematical calculations looking as one might expect in a student's notebook. Still, the notebook belongs to a bygone era of pedagogy. Moderate wear generally, with some wormholing of the newspaper wraps.
(Inventory #: 005050)
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