View Larger Loose Hints upon Education, Chiefly Concerning the Culture of the Heart

Label

George Washington owned this instructional book on the proper education of children. Intended for the use of parents and young people themselves, it includes chapters on the authority of parents, the education of females, religious education, and an appendix of "Things to be got by Heart for improving the Memory." The book descended in the family of his step-granddaughter Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis.

Description

Book with brown leather calf binding, octavo size. The spine has embossed gilding and contains the book's title embossed with gilt on a red ground: KAMES / ON / EDUCATION. Signed by George Washington on the title page. This book provides instruction for the proper education of children for the purpose of social improvement and happiness.

The full title of this volume is LOOSE HINTS UPON EDUCATION, CHIEFLY CONCERNING THE CULTURE OF THE HEART

Pagination: xi, 419
Size: 8 vo.

Date

1782


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Material/Technique

Leather, gilt, ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 8 3/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. (21.27 cm x 13.97 cm x 3.81 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Alice M. Longfellow, Vice Regent for Massachusetts, 1891


Signed

Title page, top right corner, in brown ink: Go:Washington


Object Number

W-390


Colors (Beta)


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