The Art of Rapid Computation and Science of Numbers


Harris, J. W. (John Walter), b. 1845

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Harris, J. W. (John Walter), b. 1845. The Art of Rapid Computation and Science of Numbers. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Privately Printed, 1919. First edition. pp. 207. 8vo. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. Lightest edgewear, ink name to the ffep else the contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Overall, very good+. Harris was born in Canada and spent some time in the U.S. promoting the lightning method of rapid calculations to schools in the midwest; he returned to Canada where he served in Winnipeg as Dominion Land Surveyor and City Assessor; he also promoted/pioneered the game of baseball in Winnipeg from its earliest days there (source, Bumstead). At time of cataloguing this title appears in only one instance on AMICUS [Errata slip mentioned in Amicus is not present in this copy.] This title is not listed amongst the holdings at Peel. Rare. Hardcover. (#342) $50.00