Mason, John. A Treatise on Self Knowledge Showing the Nature and Benefit of That Important Science and the Way to Attain it. (Boston, 1833; Revised Stereotype Edition)

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Mason, John. A Treatise on Self Knowledge Showing the Nature and Benefit of That Important Science and the Way to Attain it. James Loring, Boston, 1833. Revised Stereotype Edition.

Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Size: 6"-7" - Sextodecimo (16mo). 141 pages. Item Type: Book.

An early 18th century textbook that includes "questions adapted for the use of schools" at the bottom of every page. The copyright page includes "Important Hints for Teachers" on how to structure lessons from the book From the preface: "One great view I had in mine eye, when I put these thoughts together, was the benefit of youth, and especially those of them that are students and candidates for the sacred ministry; for which they will find no science more immediately necessary (next to a good acquaintance with the word of God,) than that which is recommended to them in the following treatise" (p. iv).

Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. A schoolgirl has written her name, Jame M. Anderson, on the inside back cover in pencil, along with the note, "from her teacher William H. Sutherland". As is typical for books of this era, the free end papers are missing (usually cut out for use as writing paper). It appears that there is at least one page missing from the end, leaving only one page of "Questions from the Notes" (numbered 1-56). Heavy discoloration at the front and back of the book because of the lack of the free end papers. Moderately foxed throughout the text block itself.

Leather spine with 1/2" missing at the top. The boards are covered with great paper, with a reproduction of the title page on the front cover. The front hinge is worn at the fold, but strong; the rear hinge is broken, but holding by the threads. The corners show heavy wear, with paper loss and exposed boards.

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 4 oz. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Philosophy. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1098.