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LOCKE, John]
Some Thoughts Concerning Education.
London: for A. and J. Churchill, 1693. London: for A. and J. Churchill,, 1693. Corrected and preferred edition Octavo (174 x 103 mm). Recent mottled calf to style, covers ruled in blind, red morocco label. Small abrasion to front cover, marginal stain to final few leaves; overall a clean, attractive copy. Second, preferred and corrected edition, matching Yolton's points. Some Thoughts Concerning Education occupies an important place in the history of educational theory. The ideas in the book originated from a series of letters which Locke wrote in 1684 from the Netherlands to advise a friend, Edward Clarke, on his son's education. Locke put forward the idea of the pupil as a malleable entity, as a person who could be improved by a good education, but also corrupted by a bad one. As of such, the purpose of education is to turn children, not naturally evil but still selfish, into self-controlled individuals who can check their passions through reason. The order of the first two virtually identical editions has been contentious. Wing lists the present edition giving "Patronage" (A3v, l. 19) as the first, and the edition with this word misspelt as the second. However Yolton has more recently reversed this, and writes that "the second edition can only have been printed within a short period after the first, while the publisher still had sheets of the first on hand, since Locke's own copy … is a mixed-sheet copy. Locke was known to be concerned at the quality of the printing of his writings, and to try to read the sheets before they were finally printed … the Churchills complet … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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