Book, Progressive Arithmetic Complete

Book, Progressive Arithmetic Complete

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Scottish-born educator William James Milne (1843-1914) was brought to New York State as a child and received his education there, graduating from the University of Rochester in 1868. He quickly became head of the Genesco Normal and Training School in Genesco, New York and then the New York State Normal School at Albany. In the 1870s, Milne began writing a series of mathematics textbooks that included volumes on arithmetic, algebra, and plane and solid geometry.
According to the author's preface, "The Progressive Complete Arithmetic is designed to cover in a single volume the work in arithmetic usually given to pupils during the last four years of their school course, thus forming with the First Book of the author's Progressive Series a complete course in elementary arithmetic." Each of the four parts of the book was to provide work for one year.
This example is signed: Helen Yingling.
In addition to this 1907 edition of the book. there is an edition published in 1912.
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Object Name
Date made
American Book Company
Milne, William J.
place made
United States: New York, Albany
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
cloth (binding material)
average spatial: 3.4 cm x 15 cm x 18.9 cm; 1 11/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 7 7/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur Skebeck
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