An Address delivered to the inhabitants of New Lanark, on the first of January, 1816, at the opening of the Institution established for The Formation of Character. By Robert Owen.

OWEN Robert (1817.)


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Third Edition. 8vo. 48, pp. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Modern book-label of John Clay.

London: for Longman ... [Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor Shoe-Lane.]

Robert Owen's "efforts at infant education—of which he is rightly regarded as among the founders—culminated in the opening of the Institute for the Formation of Character in 1816, where dancing, singing, and other lessons were taught. At the institute Owen, who taught military tactics himself, sought in particular to exclude punishment from education, to make learning interesting to young minds, and to encourage children to believe their own happiness to be dependent on that of others" (ODNB).

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