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Edgeworth, Maria (1767-1849) Practical Education.
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1798.
First edition, two large quarto volumes, half-titles present in both volumes, one engraved plate in volume one, volume two illustrated with two full-page engraved diagrams; a mixed set, with different bindings; both printed on fine wove paper dated 1797 in the watermark, 10 1/2 x 8 in.
ESTC T137068; http://estc.bl.uk/T137068
Maria Edgeworth's work on the education of children will feel modern to many readers. Her approach centers on retaining a child's attention, and creating engaging and varied scenarios that allow young people to attain knowledge and understanding along a learner-led path. An English-born contemporary of Jane Austen, Edgeworth was also a popular novelist whose work often focused on Ireland, her home from the age of five.