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Book, The Teachers' Assistant: or a System of Practical Arithmetic

Book, The Teachers' Assistant: or a System of Practical Arithmetic

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Stephen Pike (died 1826) first published The Teachers’ Assistant or a System of Practical Arithmetic... in Philadelphia in 1811. At that time, he proudly boasted in the title that a variety of his examples were in “federal money.” This phrase remained in the title through several subsequent editions of the volume (and even more printings), including this one from 1835. Pike favored a listing of rules and examples, followed by a list of questions with answers provided.
This example is missing the front cover and held together with tape.
Louis C. Karpinski, A Listing of Mathematical Works Published in America through1850, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1940, pp. 185-186.
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Object Name
Date made
Pike, Stephen
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
average spatial: 1.8 cm x 11 cm x 16.5 cm; 23/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 6 1/2 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur Skebeck
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National Museum of American History
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