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THE PLEASING INSTRUCTOR ...
[The pleasing instructor.
The pleasing instructor, or entertaining moralist consisting of select essays, relations, visions, and allegories collected from the most eminent English authors to which are prefixed New thoughts on education. A new edition.
[London]: published ... by G.G. and J. Robinson, and S. Hodgson, in Newcastle, 1795.
iii, [1], xii, 368 p., engr. t.-pl., [5] pl. ; 17.0 cm. (12º)

Compiled by Anne Fisher, who signs the preface in facsimile 'A. Fisher', the wife of Thomas Slack of Newcastle, printer (1723--1784) and founder of the Newcastle Chronicle. This book went through several editions, and even one pirated version circulated, as stated in a note at the foot of p. iii of this edition: 'A wretched Piracy of this Book being now in Circulation, executed in the most paltry manner, ... the Public are requested to be cautious in purchasing only those printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, London, and S. Hodgson, Newcastle; and containing six Copper-plates, viz. the Title Page and Vignette, the Basket Maker, Santon Barsisa, the Hermit, the Aspers, and the Party-coloured Shield.'. ESTC t223327.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the title-plate and all five plates. Inscribed in ink on front endpaper: Soane in a childish hand and J. Soane, March 1800 i.e. John Soane junior. Soane's younger son George's copy of the [1798?] edition is also in the Soane Museum (q.v.).

Binding Contemporary late C18th sheep, gilt-ruled spine, without spine-label or lettering.

Reference Number 241


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