Essays, Moral and Literary. Vicesimus Knox.

Essays, Moral and Literary

London: Printed for J. Mawman, Poultry, 1803. Fifteenth Edition. Hardcover. 3vol. Small 8vo. [13], 2-314, [4]; [9], 2-316, [2]; [5], 2-320, [2] pp. Original sheep, spines in six compartments. Each spine with a red and black morocco label, textblocks decoratively spotted. A collection of essays on Knox's views on education and moral conduct. Knox was a teacher and an advocate for public education and instruction for boys through grammar schools rather than private home tutors. Knox was also an advocate for educating British women. He believed a good education was composed of lessons in Latin, Greek, geography, English, French, and writing. Knox was a proponent of peace and sensibility in the late eighteenth century (Oxford DNB, "Knox, Vicesimus"). Good. Item #00008666

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