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Dexter, Thomas E.

Animal and vegetable substances used in the arts and manufactures, illustrative of the imports and exports of Great Britain & her colonies, and explanatory of Dexter's cabinet of objects.

London : Groombridge and Sons, 5, Paternoster Row : and The National Society's Depository, Sanctuary, Westminster, 1857.
London : T. Wilsher, printer, Manor Street, Chelsea
Physical Description:
viii, 184, [2] pages ; 17 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QH51 .D49 1857
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original green blind- and gold-stamped cloth. Title lettered in gilt on front cover. Autograph: Miss King, May 20th, 1858. Binder's label: Bound by Bone & Son. 76, Fleet Street, London.
The book provides guidance for object lessons (or object-teaching), rooted in Pestalozzian principles of education popularized in Britain by Elizabeth Mayo. The lessons would be most effectively implemented in combination with a cabinet of specimens containing the objects described; page [185] includes an advertisement for cabinets for sale from various merchants at London. An example of such a box is present in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (see link herewith).
Subject Terms:
Education -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Commerce.
Great Britain -- Industries.
Natural history -- Study and teaching.
Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich, 1746-1827.
Science -- Study and teaching.
Bone & Son, binder.
National Society's Depository, publisher.
Wilsher, Thomas, active 1845-1861, printer.
Groombridge and Sons, publisher.
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