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E. B. Treat

Gaskell's Compendium of Forms: Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial / 1881

Gaskell's Compendium of Forms: Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial / 1881

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By Professor G. A. Gaskell

This book was written in 1881 for the young men and young women of the United States who wish to master at their own homes the most necessary forms and laws of business and society. This book is affectionately inscribed. 

Book: Good. Dust jacket: None. The book's boards are embossed, illustrated, and with a gilded title on the cover and spine. The boards and spine have chips, fraying, scuffs, and bumping. The text block edges have discoloration and foxing. The inner text block has tanning and foxing. There is heavy foxing on the front pastedown, endpapers, and front page with Gaskell's image. The binding is cracked at the front hinge and near the end of the book. The owner's inscription and date are on the front endpapers in ink. The pages remain intact with no missing pages and are unmarked.


  • Preface
  • Writing, Penmanship, and Pen Flourishing
  • Orthography, Rhetorical Figures
  • Composition, Elecution and Oratory
  • Bookkeeping
  • Dictionary of English Synonyms
  • Letter Writing
  • Letters of Correspondence
  • Social Correspondence and Forms
  • Success in Business
  • Commercial Forms
  • Laws and Forms of Business
  • Tables of Reference
  • Parliamentary Etiquette and Rules

Publisher: E. B. Treat
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Date Published: 1881
Number of pages: 505

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