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Book, The Complete Algebra

Book, The Complete Algebra

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This copy is from the fourth printing of this book. This book is notable for its fancy typography and Olney's description of the material as "literal arithmetic" designed to train the reasoning faculties. The content appears to be fairly standard of 19th-century algebra textbooks. There are copious word problems for the expected audience of young readers. There is a label for Charles P. Skinner's dry goods store in Manteno, Illinois, pasted inside the front cover. Beyond rare stray pencil marks, the copy is clean.
See also 1986.3110.08.
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Object Name
date made
Olney, Edward
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 cm x 13.5 cm x 19.3 cm; 1 3/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 7 19/32 in
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. C. B. Schmeltzer in Memory of C. B. Schmeltzer
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