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LOCKE, John (1632-1704). Some thoughts concerning education. London: for A. & J. Churchill, 1693.
8o (173 x 104 mm). Contemporary panelled mottled calf, gilt spine, later leather spine label (joints, spine-ends and corners worn).
Second edition. Published the same year as the first edition, with no statement of edition on title, but with some textual corrections. Based on letters written from Holland in 1684 to Locke's friend Edward Clarke, M.P. for Taunton, concerning Clarke's children (Locke was himself childless), it was published with the encouragement of Locke's disciple, William Molyneux, a widower with a son. It contains "the seeds of modern developmental psychology" (Norman), dealing both with a child's physical and moral needs, and advocating strictness in both. The "third edition" was published in 1695. Wing L-2762; J. Yolton, PBSA (1981), pp. 315-321; Norman 1381.
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