Remarks Upon Education, With Respect to the Learned Languages: Shewing Their Importance to Good Literature, and a Due Cultivation of the Human Understanding. William Duke.

Remarks Upon Education, With Respect to the Learned Languages: Shewing Their Importance to Good Literature, and a Due Cultivation of the Human Understanding

Philadelphia, Pa. Ormrod & Conrad, 1795. Paperback. 34 p.; 20 cm. Signatures: [A]4 B-D4 E2( -E2) (8vo). Disbound from a nonce volume. Early American Imprints, 1st series (Evans), 28594. The author, the Rev. William Duke (1757-1840), was an Episcopal minister and teacher in Maryland. When this work was published he was rector of the parish of North Elk, Md. Consistent with the subject of this pamphlet, he was professor of languages at St. John's College, Annapolis, in 1803-1806, prior to teaching at several other schools in Maryland. A very scarce work on the value of the study of languages by an American educator in the early years of the United States. In Good+ Condition: disbound; 6-cm. tear from fore-edge of pp. 13-14, without loss of text; last leaf detached but present; foxing throughout, heaviest on title page; otherwise clean. Good +. Item #001585

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