First Appearance in French Bentham, Jeremy [1748-1832]. Bentham, George [1800-1884], Editor and Translator. Essai sur la Nomenclature et la Classification des Principales Branches d'Art-et-Science: Ouvrage Extrait du Chrestomathia de Jeremie Bentham. Paris: Bossange Freres, Libraires, 1823. viii, 239 pp. 3 folding plates on 2 leaves. 1 Folding table. As in many copies, ours lacks the large folding plate, "Vue Synoptique." Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title and blind fillets to spine, speckled edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to several leaves and tables, light wear and soiling to edges of folding table, tear to final leaf with no loss to text. $450. * Only edition. Their first appearance in French, this work presents selections from the second part of Chrestomathia (1816-1817). Bentham's only work devoted exclusively to 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'" (Chou). An important work, it introduced several ideas that were embodied in Bentham's Constitutional Code. Chou University Library, A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Works of Jeremy Bentham C1.5.
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