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The Self instructor, or, Young man's best companion; being an introduction to all the various branches of useful learning and knowledge. Containing writing, grammar, arithmetic, astronomy, geography, chronology, and miscellaneous articles. To which is added, The artist's assistant; comprising the arts of drawing, perspective, etching, engraving, mezzotinto scraping, painting, dyeing, colouring of maps, etc. A brief account of naval and military affairs. Also, various useful medicinal receipts.

Liverpool, Printed and published by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon [1810?]
Physical Description:
2 p.., 593, [3] p. front., 5 plates. 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
AG105 S47
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC : Imperfect? "Lists of the cuts" calls for 10 plates; of the 6 plates present, titles or subjects of three match the list.
BAC : Error in imposition of pages: 546 and 548 interchanged.
Much of the text also appeared in The complete young man's companion; or, Self instructor. Manchester, 1811. Part of the text of The artist's assistant also appeared in a book with that title, sometimes ascribed to Carington Bowles.
"Stereotype edition."
Probable imprint date from internal evidence. Cf. p. 389.
Subject Terms:
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793.

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