Peirce and Parker, 1833. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (small). / No Jacket. Item #L074132
Slight wear to foot of spine (fraying); slight rubbing and browning to covers (cloth; chiefly at edges); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to endpapers and edges). 293, , 3,  pages + plate. Important early American work on pedagogy by the noted educator and writer of children's works; notable for the chapters on Abbott's own Mount Vernon Female School in Boston (where he was principal; referred to on title page as 'Late Principal') and on certain case studies ('Reports of Cases'), as well as the interesting sections headed 'Moral Discipline' and 'Scheming' (the latter dealing with teacher's meetings, rights of committees, trustees, etc). With 3 pages of publisher's titles (most notably Abbott's first book, 'The Young Christian', in a 'new and cheap edition', with 8 excerpts of newspaper reviews) at rear. In original light brown cloth, with light orange paper spine label, printed black, plain endpapers, foredges untrimmed; in supplied modern clear mylar protective jacket. Rare in any condition. Abbott (1803-79), Maine-born and Massachusetts-based Congregational clergyman, educator and children's author; famous for the 'Rollo' series of books (some co-authored with his younger brother John Stevens Cabot Abbott).1 Engraved Illustration / Plate (half-title).