Practical Education: by Maria Edgeworth and, by Richard Lovell Edgeworth [2 volumes]. Maria Edgeworth.
Practical Education: by Maria Edgeworth and, by Richard Lovell Edgeworth [2 volumes]

Practical Education: by Maria Edgeworth and, by Richard Lovell Edgeworth [2 volumes]

New York: George F. Hopkins, 1801. Hardcover. "The First American Edition." 2 volumes: vi, [2], 344 p.; [4], 333, [11] p.: in-text tables; 21 cm. Contemporary full tree calf with six spine compartments between gilt rules; red morocco labels in the second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Edgeworth on Education. All page edges yellow. Nine pages of subscribers' names follow text in vol. 2; subscribers include President John Adams; booksellers Thomas and William Bradford of Philadelphia and George Merriam of Worcester who each subscribed for 6 copies, presumably for resale; and painter Charles Willson Peale. Each title page has former owner inscriptions in upper corners: upper right -- M. Yarnall (in an old hand); upper left -- A. Feo Feb. 1948. Early American Imprints, Ser. 2 (Shaw & Shoemaker), 432. No indication that the 3 plates shown in the Early American Imprints copy were bound in this copy. This is one of the earliest published works by Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849), English novelist and children's author. Lacking the 3 leaves of plates; otherwise in Very Good Condition: edges rubbed and leather slightly scuffed; pages are clean and tight. Very Good. Item #002039

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