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,  pages ; 17 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsQH51 .D49 1857Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Last page blank.
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  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.Object-teaching.Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich, 1746-1827.Science -- Study and teaching.
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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, 1857
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