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More, Hannah
Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education. With A View of the Principles and Conduct Prevalent Among Women of Rank and Fortune (in 2 vols.)
London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies in the Strand, 1799. First edition. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards with gilt to spines. All edges speckled red. Morocco spine labels replaced and outer joints professionally strengthened. A touch of rubbing to front boards, but in all square and pleasing. Ownership signature of J.L. Taylor to pastedown of volume II; evidence of removed contemporary ownership signature to front endpaper of both volumes. Occasional marginal annotations, more concentrated in volume I. Collating [i-ii], [v], vi-xix, [1, blank], 274; [v], vi-vii[1, blank], 322, [2, adverts]: bound without half title to volume I, else complete. Housed in a custom quarter leather case. Extremely popular in its own time, the present title went through at least seven editions in its first year; and early editions appear regularly. The first however remains quite scarce institutionally and in trade. ESTC reports 20 institutions with copies (11 of those in the U.S.), with its last appearance at auction over a decade ago in 2009. Presently, this is the only copy on the market. Arguably the most influential published work of prolific Bluestocking author, abolitionist, and education reformer, Strictures takes the contemporary British education and social systems to task for failing half the population. Echoing the structure of Sir Thomas More's argument on economic and educational disparities in Utopia, Hannah More opens her own book: "It is a singular injustice which is often exercised towards women, first to give them a most defective education, and then to expect fro … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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