An Essay on Education; in which are particularly considered the merits and the defects of the discipline and instruction in our academies.

London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington; by Bye and Law, 1802. First edition. A fine, bright copy of an important book, in an attractive provincial binding. In cloth open-end slipcase. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt spines, binder’s ticket of J. Soulby in Ulverston (Ramsden, p. 153). Two volumes, twelvemo. xx, 314; iv, 333, [1, blank], [1, ads] pp. Item #11671

The author was a prominent clergyman who went on to become archdeacon of Nottingham (see DNB). Barrow’s preface cites the theories of Locke, Rousseau, the Edgeworths, and Knox; included here are chapters on the discipline and instruction of infants, the comparative advantages of public and private education, the choice of a school, grammars, the study of the English language, the art of teaching, “compulsion and correction,” “diversions and holidays,” the virtues and vices of boys, “ornamental accomplishments,” the effects on education of the French Revolution, etc.

CBEL II, 1717.

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