Harston, 1848. Nineteenth-century arithmetic workbook, featuring dozens of neatly copied word problems and calculations, and featuring two exuberant calligraphic headings: "Subtraction of Money," embellished with a hound catching a bird, and "Compound Multiplication," decorated with an angel blowing his trumpet. A delightful artifact of a young girl's education in Victorian England. Small slim quarto, contemporary three-quarter sheep, marbled paper boards, manuscript paper label ("W.S. Runham / Harston") to upper board. Ink inscription to front free endpaper: "Miss Mary Runham / Harston / March 10, 1848." 51 leaves of manuscript arithmetic tables and calculations, followed by 16 blank leaves. Light shelfwear to binding.
(Inventory #: 1001535)
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