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PARSONS, John Weddell. Essays on education, or principles of intellectual improvement consistent with the frame and nature of man.

London. Printed by J. Smeeton...sold by T. Cadell, 1794. First edition.
8vo. viii, 222pp. Recent calf-backed, vellum-tipped, marbled paper boards. A trifle rubbed. Inked ownership inscription of Chas. Levermore to head of browned title, else internally clean and crisp.
The sole edition of the final published work of Anglican clergyman John Weddell Parsons, of whom little is known beyond his self-described title of Vicar of Wellington, Herefordshire. The book is comprised of seven essays relating to education and mental capacity that initially appeared in two separate publications, here corrected and enlarged and appearing together for the first time. Aside from two sermons, ESTC records only his Hints on producing genius (Worcester, 1790).

ESTC records copies at only two locations in the British Isles (Cambridge and Manchester), and a further five worldwide (Boston, Czartoryski, Harvard, LoC, and Philadelphia)
ESTC N11103.
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref: 23758