Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant : improved and enlarged, being a plain practical system of arithmetic, adapted to the United States.

Daboll, Nathan, 1750-1818. ; Daboll, Nathan, 1780-1863; Daboll, David Austin (1813-1895) [association copy, Allan Jewett]

Published by New-London : Printed and published by Samuel Green, of the copyright,1815., 1815
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11th ed. ; viii, [9]-240 p. 17 cm. ; LC: QA101; Dewey: 513 ; OCLC: 12862991 ; Nathan Daboll "was born in Groton, Connecticut, April 24, 1750; son of Nathan Daboll. He is said to have instructed upwards of fifteen hundred men in the science of navigation. He published the " Schoolmaster's Assistant " in New London, Conn., in 1799, and it was for many years the accepted textbook on arithmetic in all the New England schools. He also published about the same time the " Practical Navigator." He originated and issued, in 1773, one number of the Connecticut Almanac, which he continued as the New England Almanac up to the time of his death, after which it was continued by his son, David Austin, up to 1896. He died at Groton, March 9, 1818."-- f rom Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States, 1900 ; His son, Nathan Daboll Jr. (1780-1863), a Connecticut state senator and Judge, continued the editorship of his father's book, along with his son, David Austin Daboll (1813-1895), a Representative to the Connecticut legislature from 1846-1871 and a publisher ; in 1887, Henry Brewster Stanton, in his Random Recollections, painted an interesting picture of the aged Daboll Sr: "My native town was only one remove from Rhode Island [in Griswold, Connecticut].Nathan Daboll, the arithmetician, was a native of our county. Of course, we thought he was the greatest mathematician in the world. One day we heard he was about to pass the red schoolhouse. We were marshalled out to greet him, the pupils all in a row, and the master at the head of the line. Mr. Daboll approached on a venerable gray horse, his white beard touching the pommel of the saddle. We gave him a low bow; he lifted his aged hat, smiled benignly, and rode on." ; first signature not present, text begins with page 11 ; full leather covers, much worn ; bookplates of Allan Jewett ; "The arrangement of the different branches of Arithmetic is judicious and perspicuous. The author has well explained Decimal Arithmetic, and has applied it in a plain and elegant manner in the solution of various questions, and especially to those relative to the Federal Computation of money. I think it will be a very useful book to Schoolmasters and their pupils."--Josiah Meigs, University of Georgia; "I have given some attention to the work above mentioned, and concur with Mr. Professor Meigs in his opinion of its merit."-- Noah Webster ; water stain ; POOR. Bookseller Inventory # 4809

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Title: Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant : improved...

Publisher: New-London : Printed and published by Samuel Green, of the copyright,1815.

Publication Date: 1815

Binding: Hardcover

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