Principle and Practice; Or, The Orphan Family.

[Martineau (Harriet)]

Principle and Practice; Or, The Orphan Family.

A Tale.

Description: FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece depicting aftermath of coaching disaster, one page (p.132) with short tear at upper margin, touching running title, occasional marginal ink marks, frontispiece and title slightly toned, pp. [iv], 151, 8vo, original boards, spine lettered in gilt, hinges strengthened, later endpapers, boards spotted and edges rubbed, flyleaf with early ownership inscription 'Miss White, may 10th, 1836', internally good

Publication Details: Wellington, Salop: Printed by and for Houlston and Son, 1827

Notes: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a highly influential and prolific author and sociologist, who, through her work in popularising contemporary research in political economy and sociology, notably the theories of Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus, and through her friendships with significant thinkers of the time - Erasmus Darwin, John Stuart Mill, Henry Hallam, Sydney Smith etc. - highlighted the marginalisation of women. She was an advocate of women's education, independence and freedom of thought. 'Principle and Practice', one of her early novels for children, appears, at first sight, to be a typ...more

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Price: £3,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1827

Stock Number: 68485

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