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Author Name    GARNETT, JAMES M.

Title   Lectures on Female Education. Comprising the First and Second Series

Binding   Bound full calf with red leather title label

Book Condition   spine ends chipped away, rubbed at edges of hinges, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers.

Edition   4th edition

Size   Thick 12mo in 6's.

Highlights    1825

Location Published   Richmond, VA

Inscription   Early ownership signature of a "Mary Willa Banger"

Book Number   16069

GARNETT, JAMES M. Lectures on Female Education. Comprising the First and Second Series of a Course Delivered to Mrs. Garnett's Pupils, at Elm-wood, Essex County, Virginia. By James M. Garnett. To Which is Annexed, The Gossip's Manual. Fourth Edition. Richmond: Printed and Published by Thomas W. White, Sole Proprietor of the Copy-right. 1825. Thick 12mo in 6's. Bound full calf with red leather title label, spine ends chipped away, rubbed at edges of hinges, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers. Early ownership signature of a "Mary Willa Banger" on front flyleaf. Collation: engraved frontispiece, 13, 25, 3-336. Pagination: engraved frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-5 editor's preface to third ed., (1) blank, [7]-15 commendatory letters, (1) blank, [19]-51 introductory remarks, (1) blank, [55]-246 First Series, (1) half title, (1) blank, [249]-352 Second Series; (2) blank, (1) half title, (1) blank, [357]-389 Gossip's Manual, (1) blank. The author in his introduction, emphasizes the importance of women's education, based on the assertion that women were the primarily educators of children both male & female. He proceeds to decry "the preference which many parents, as well as teachers give to the driving, rather than to the leading system of teaching; and the principle of envious rivalship, most falsely called 'generous emulation...' The driving system consists simply in carrying the verb flagellare--to flog,--flogging,--flogged, through all its various moods, tenses, participles, gerund, and supines on the bodies of its victims... Boxes on the ears are substituted for the vocal sounds which should be addressed to the understanding through those organs; birching is applied in lieu of argument... As to the much vaunted principle of emulation,--what i

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