Miscellaneous observations relating to education. More especially as it respects the conduct of the mind

New-London [CT]: printed by J. Springer for C. T. Green, and S. Green; and J. Trumbull, Norwich, 1796. First American edition, 12mo, pp. x, 102, [2]; contemporary green paper-covered boards backed in calf; waterstains on boards and first and last few leaves, corners rubbed, signature of Gamaliel Manning on front endpaper, library bookplate on pastedown, textblock very good and sound. Joseph Priestley was a polymath and known best for his achievements in science, including the discovery of oxygen, but he also committed great effort to the improvement of pedagogy. He emphasized the study of history above that of classical language, and encouraged the education of women as a means of imparting moral fiber. His liberal approach to education and his criticism of state-run education was well received in the US. Item #54664

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