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By David Eugene Smith

A ancient account of arithmetic in the US from the 16th during the 19th centuries, with concentrations on schooling, learn, and useful use. moderate shelf put on. prior owner's identify on entrance pastedown. x, 210 pages. cloth.. small 8vo..

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