LEARY'S READY RECKONER 1904 Form Book & Wages Calculator Oldest Bookstore Philadelphia, PA


Take a look at this cool book from 1904 from "Leary's Old Book Store" in Philadelphia, PA called LEARY'S READY RECKONER: Form Book & Wages Calculator. It is probably a first edition and says on page 2, "Entered, According to Act of Congress, in the year 1863 by Leary & Co., In the Office of the Libraries of Congress, at Washington.

To be such a small book(3" x 5 1/4"), this little book is crammed with records that the farmer or business man or woman needed back in the early 1900's! Just take a look at some of the wages from those years. The following are some of the chapters/subjects covered in this wonderful old book: 1. To find the Amount or Value of any given Number of Articles from 1 to 1000 from a quarter of a Cent to Ten Dollars. 2. Wages Calculator for computing the Amount of Wages for Hours, Half-Hours, and Quarter-hours 3. Rate of Board by the Week 4. Table of Foreign Coins 5. Foreign Coins reduced to their exact value in Dollars, Cents, and Mills 6. Estimate of Trees to the Acre 7. Metric System 8. To Find the Weight of Cattle 9. Weight of Materials 10. Interest Table at the rate of 4, 5 and 6% 11. Business Laws in daily use 12. Official weight of a Bushel in the various States 13. Table showing the Number of Days from any Day in One Month to the same Day in any Other Month, useful in the banking business. 14. Forms of Notes, Bills, Petitions, Leases, Etc, Etc. 15. Table of Square Measure

How about these wages figured on one page..."At the rate of 3 1/2 cents per hour, or $2.00 Per Week....Can you imagine???!!!!!! I just think this is the coolest book, and the back cover says it's from The Largest Old Book Store in America, Leary's Old Book Store....No. 9 South Ninth Street, First Stores below Market St....Philadelphia, PA.

There are 224 pages of great information in this dandy little Ready Reckoner, and I think you will love it! Great piece of history as far as I'm concerned. There is some wear, but actually from 1904, I'd call it in great shape! Hard Cardboard Cover, and all pages appear to be intact! You won't be disappointed.

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