[LOCKE, John (1632-1704)]
Some Thoughts concerning Education
London: A. and J. Churchill, 1693. 8vo. , 262, pp. Title within double-ruled border.
Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked retaining the original red morocco lettering piece, spine with raised bands in six compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Modern slipcase.
First edition of Locke's influential work: the foundational eighteenth-century text on educational theory.
Originally written as a series of letters to Locke's friend Edward Clarke on how to best raise his son, this work was immensely influential in its time, with over fifty editions published in the eighteenth century. The work is now considered to be one of the earliest expressions of the principles of modern developmental psychology. Of all Locke's works, "Some Thoughts [Concerning Education] is perhaps the one that reveals most about its author" (ODNB).
This issue with the corrected spelling of "Patronage" on verso of leaf A3, as usual.
Wing L2762; ESTC R213714; Pforzheimer 612.