'Introduction' [on algebra]

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A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

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Gifford apprenticed to shoemaker for seven years from when aged 15 (see p.128 in source).

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A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

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