1829. Item #88918
HALL, Samuel R. LECTURES ON SCHOOL-KEEPING. Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1829. First edition. xi + 135 pp. + 10 pp. publisher's advertisements. 8vo., one quarter leather and paper covered boards. Ex-library copy the only mark being a bookplate on the front pastedown and a barely noticeable label on the spine. Contemporary ink ownership dated 1830 on front flyleaf. Dampstaining from the front cover to the first lecture along the bottom. An sturdy copy with moderate wear with a small nick at the bottom of the leather spine. Thirteen lectures, with questions to consider for each. The first American book on pedagogy. The nature of teaching; children and their behavior; emulation vs. ambition; government of students; appropriate material; more. A scarce and uncommon book.