Original New American Arithmetic Part 3 - 1877

Admittedly, this book is in what could only be described as fragile condition. But only the front cover is the most damaged. The remainder of the book is in good condition for its age. Found abandoned in the attic of an old farmhouse where it had been neglected for many years. What a chance for a peek into the school books of the last century. It is still quite readable and amusing. Math was never my strong subject, but there are work problems in this book that I couldn't begin to do today; and topics that certainly were never in my 1950's arithmetic books.

Online research found this book quite easily with many available - but they are 2010 reprints of this same book. Even though this one has a broken front cover, it is still an original and the rest of the book is still tightly bound, although with pencil scribbles on some pages. It does come with answers in the back too. Published in Philadelphia by J. H. Butler & Co. Exact replica of the worn front cover is also the title page inside (see photo). Preface reports that this book is designed for those who have completed the previous Part 2, and thus begins with "denominate fractions." Subjects in this volume..."complete the topics of the greatest importance to pupils, and as much of the science of arithmetic as is usually taught in our common schools."

Contains 202 pages with a weights/measures chart on the last end page and a multiplication table adjacent on the inside back cover. Don't miss pictures of a couple of the work problems. Measures 7-1/4 x 4-3/4.

For an even earlier arithmetic book, don't miss Item #1803 also listed in this shop. Go to the top of this page and make sure Dotty Lee's Treasures is listed next to the "search" button. In the blank on the right type in 1803 and hit GO.

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