Item #17591 Éducation Pratique. Traduction libre de l’anglais…par Charles Pictet, de Genève. Maria Edgeworth, and Richard Lovell Edgeworth.
Éducation Pratique. Traduction libre de l’anglais…par Charles Pictet, de Genève
Éducation Pratique. Traduction libre de l’anglais…par Charles Pictet, de Genève

Éducation Pratique. Traduction libre de l’anglais…par Charles Pictet, de Genève

A Genève: Chez Manget. J.J. Paschoud. Et à Paris. MagimeL... An VIII [i.e. 180?]. First French edition of “the most important work on general pedagogy to
appear in this country between…Locke’s Thoughts…and Herbert Spencer’s Essay in 1861” (Muirhead, The English at School, p. 57). The fifty-page translator’s preface contains a significant discussion of Maria Edgeworth’s views on education, as well as an explanation of the liberties he has taken with the text. Pictet had a lengthy correspondence with Richard Lovell Edgeworth.
Two small tears at top of spine, front joint starting to crack. Intermittent light dampstain at top edge. A good copy overall. Contemporary calf over paste-paper boards, gilt spine. Octavo. [2], L, 458, [2,
table and errata] pp. Item #17591

Charles Pictet de Rochemont (1755-1824) was a Swiss rural economist. He wrote a Picture of the Present Condition of the United States of America (1796) and a Treatise on Agriculture. He was one of the editors of the Bibliothèque Universelle, in which he published a translation of Maria Edgeworth’s Moral Tales. He also wrote Théologie naturelle (1804), freely translated from the English of Paley. He was the brother of Marc-Auguste Pictet (1752-1825), who succeeded Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799) in the chair of philosophy at the Ccollege of Geneva. Both Pictets were friends of the Edgeworths.

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