New York: Harper & Brothers, 1864. Seventh edition revised. Hardcover. The author, an important American educator and founder of the National Education Association, builds a case for a radical change in the American system of primary education away from rote memorization to one which develops the powers of observation.
Includes a condensed outline programme at the rear, with an outline of the course of study from first through 4th grades. Gilt stamped brown cloth, gilt title at spine 'Object Lessons for Teachers and Parents'. With a color frontispiece with diagrams showing primary, secondary, and prismatic colors. Sml 8vo, 394pp. A bit chipped at spine ends and along spine at rear board. Previous owner name stamped at ffep. See OCLC: 80298801 for the 6th edition. Very good condition. Item #20376