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The child's catechism in two parts. The first, treating of God... The second, of mans recovery... By a well-wisher to the education of children.

Author [Anon]
Title The child's catechism in two parts. The first, treating of God... The second, of mans recovery... By a well-wisher to the education of children.
Imprint Edinburgh: [s.n.],
Date of Publication 1751
Language English
Notes Learning the catechism was an essential part of religious education in the 18th century. Catechisms accordingly were a staple of Scottish printing houses from the 17th century onwards. In the 1690s a catechism for children by the late Robert Leighton, bishop of Dunblane, was printed in Edinburgh. Leighton's catechism was followed in the first half of the 18th century by a number of similar children's catechisms, with shorter and simplified text, were printed in Scotland. This particular version of 1751, by an anonymous 'Well-wisher to the Education of Children', was originally composed for a four-year-old girl, and was continued for her with additional sections until she was twelve. The last eight pages comprise "Some forms of prayers for children." Only three known copies of this particular printed catechism have been recorded, none of them in the UK.
Shelfmark AP.3.210.09
Acquired on 13/08/10
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