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COLERIDGE, Rev. Derwent. The education of the people. A Letter to the Right Hon. Sir John Coleridge. With an appendix.

London. Rivingtons, 1861. First edition.
26pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf.

[Bound with:] COLERIDGE, Derwent. The teachers of the people; A Tract for the Time: with an introductory address to the right hon. sir john taylor coleridge, d.c.l. London. Rivingtons, 1862. First edition. 110pp, [2]. Tear, without loss, to G6.

8vo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco letting-piece. Rubbed, with some surface scuffing to spine, corners. With the author's armorial bookplate to FEP.
Derwent Coleridge (1800-1883), writer, master of Helleston grammar school, Cornwall, second son of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). These are likely the author's own copies, acquired by us amongst a collection of works with family ownership, of two tracts, both addressed to his great-nephew and liberal politician John Duke Coleridge, on a matter close to Derwent Coleridge's heart, and of great political debate during the 1850s; the education of British children, and the training of their teachers.
£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 17724