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BERNARD (Thomas). The New School; Being an attempt to illustrate its principles, details, and advantages.1809

London: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co., for the Society of Bettering the Conditions of the Poor, First edition, 8vo (203 x 127 mm), [8], 111, [5]pp., with half-title, recent half calf, leather spine label. Sir Thomas Bernard (1750–1818), together with Wilberforce and the Bishop of Durham, had established the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor in 1796. The final two leaves give a list of publications by the Society. Here we have an account of the experimental methods of instruction used in the teacher training school in Bishop Auckland, which was set up by Bernard and supervised by Dr. Andrew Bell. Included is a detailed account of the Lancaster and Bell systems. Provenance: 'Countess of Effingham' in ink to half-title.

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