Bentham's Main Work on Education Bentham, Jeremy [1748-1832]. Chrestomathia: Being a Collection of Papers, Explanatory of the design of an Institution, Proposed to be Set on Foot, Under the Name of the Chrestomathic Day School, Or Chrestomathic School, For the Extension of the New System of Instruction to the Higher Branches of Learning, for the Use of the Middling and Higher Ranks in Life. London: Printed for Messrs. Payne and Foss, 1816-1817. Two volumes in one. [iv], [iii]-vi, [ii], [ix]-xxi, [iii], ix-x, 68, 24, -98; [v], iv, 99-347 pp. Five folding tables. In Volume I, Contents, pp. ix-x misbound after [ii]; Chrestomathic Tables, Table II, and its table, pp. 1-24, misbound before Appendix to Crestomathia, -98 pp., duplicate half-title bound before ix-x. Text complete. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Later three-quarter cloth over marbled boards, calf lettering piece to spine, top-edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom-edges. Light rubbing and to boards, small chip to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, hinges just starting at ends. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, a few minor tears and creases to tables, library stamp to verso of title page and margins of a few leaves. $900. * First complete edition, preceded in 1815 by a privately printed edition of Part I. "Bentham's main work on education. It was written in order to set out the curriculum and methods to be taught at a new secondary day school for the children of the 'middling and higher ranks in life of society.' The work grew out of the controversy on education including Bell and Lancaster in early nineteenth-century England, and was an attempt to apply the 'monitorial system' to that secondary day school.": Chou University Library, A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Works of Jeremy Bentham C1.
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