Some Thoughts Concerning Education.

Locke (John)

Some Thoughts Concerning Education.

Description: FIRST EDITION with catchword 'I my?' on A2v, and misprint '?Patronnge'? on A3v, title-page a trifle browned, slight through-setting of text on first leaf of text, end papers and contents leaves with damp-stains at fore and upper margin, B8v lightly dust-soiled at fore margin, in general crisp and clean pp. [viii], 262, [2], 8vo, a little tightly bound in 20th-C half calf, marbled boards, red lettering piece on spine, hinges slightly rubbed, title with early ownership inscription of John Bowler (or ?Border), with the price 1/6, good

Publication Details: Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1693

Notes: A clean, wide-margined example of the scarce first edition which was rapidly followed by the 'barely distinguishable' (Yolton) second in the same year. Yolton suggests that Locke 'was so incensed by the errors that he insisted that the whole first edition be suppressed, and the barely distinguishable second edition be made.' 'This treatise ... occupies a place in the history of education similar to that of his Essay of Human Understanding in epistemology. It has been, perhaps, even more frequently reprinted and translated' (Pforzheimer). Leibniz considered it more important than the 'Essay' (...more

Bibliography: (Yolton 165; ESTC R213714; Pforzheimer 612)

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Price: £7,500

Subject: Philosophy

Published Date: 1693

Stock Number: 65413

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