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WHITCHURCH, James Wadham. An essay upon education.

London. Printed for T. Becket, and P. A. De Hondt, 1772. First edition.
8vo. [4], 220pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, recently expertly rebacked preserving earlier red morocco lettering-piece. Boards heavily rubbed. Prize-plate of Swansea Training College to verso of FFEP, occasional spotting.
The sole edition of a discourse on education; the only published work of Anglican clergyman James Wadham Whitchurch (1749/50-1776), of whom little is known. Presented in three parts, the work takes as its inspiration the writings of Rousseau, the final part is entirely devoted to the 'advantages and disadvantages of travelling into foreign countries'.

ESTC records copies at eight locations in the British Isles (Birmingham, BL, Cambridge, Glasgow, Hull, NLS, Senate House, and Suffolk), and a further five worldwide (Gottingen, Huntington, McMaster, NIE, and Rutgers).
ESTC T55107.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 23772