Alexandria, VA: Printed by Cotton & Stewart, for Samuel Bishop, 1803. First American edition, "from the Second London Edition". xviii, -434; vi, -451, pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Mis- matched contemporary American calf. VG. First American edition, "from the Second London Edition". xviii, -434; vi, -451, pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The first and second editions were published in Bath, with subsidiary London imprints. Perhaps the Belfast-born novelist. poet and essayists most widely read non-literary work, offering "detailed theoretical explorations of how children learn ... [this work owes] at least as much to the philosophical theories of John Locke as it does to the era's standard conduct-book advice on girls' education" - DNBShe was one of the earliest British pioneers of the theories of Pestalozzi and much admired by Maria Edgeworth. NCBEL III:729; Shaw & Shoemaker 4328; OCLC: 53169618
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