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New and Comprehensive Lessons; Containing a General Outline of the New Testament; with Forty Engravings.
London: John Harris, [1818] - Duodecimo (140 x 90 cm). Contemporary calf, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, slight loss to head of spine, a few marks to boards, front hinge cracked, a very good copy. Forty engravings. First edition of the popular educationist's biblical guide for children, published posthumously as the sequel to her identically titled book for the Old Testament. While educating her own children, Trimmer (1741-1810) became aware of the need for texts for children which would provide interesting as well as proper moral and religious instruction. After establishing two successful education establishments - a Sunday school and a weekday school of industry for girls - Trimmer wrote spelling books, companion prayer books, and fables for pupils to read, and she is credited with popularising the use of pictorial material in children's books. "As one of the most prolific and popular writers on education and of children's books, her influence was strong throughout the first part of the nineteenth century. Her most important contribution was in showing how educational material could be made appealing to children" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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