LEARNING

[ Dr Charles Mayo, headmaster of Cheam School and educational innovator. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed to Rev. Richard Harington (later Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford), discussing Harington's nephew John, a pupil at Mayo's school.

Author: 
Dr Charles Mayo (1792-1846), headmaster of Cheam School, Sutton, Surrey [ Rev. Richard Harington D.D. (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford ]
Publication details: 
Cheam [ Sutton, Surrey ]. 21 October and 31 December 1835.
£280.00

In addition to his entry in the Oxford DNB, Mayo, 'the most celebrated English follower of Pestalozzi', has his own chapter in Stewart and McCann's 'Educational Innovators' (1967). Two excellent long letters discussing Harington's nephew John, a pupil at the Cheam School, and what both writer and recipient consider a flaw in his character. It is particularly valuable to see an educationalist giving his assessment of a specific case. Both items are in good condition, lightly aged, with broken seals in red wax and postmarks. Both addressed, with postmarks, to 'The Revd. R.

[ Printed pamphlet. ] A Brief Memoir of James Davies, Master of the National School, on Devauden-Hill, Monmouthshire. By a Clergyman.

Author: 
'A Clergyman' [ also 'J. A. G.', i.e. James Ashe Gabb ] [ James Davies (1765-1849), schoolmaster of Devauden Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales ]
Publication details: 
London: C. & J. Rivington, Hatchard & Son, Seeley & Son; Chilcot and Richardson, Bristol; and all Booksellers in Monmouthshire. 1832. [ 'Chilcott, Printer, Wine Street, Bristol.' ]
£90.00

xi + 41pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, in worn twentieth-century binding, with the bookplate of the City of Cardiff Public Libraries, but no library stamps or other indications. Two-page dedication to 'Edward [ Copleston ], Bishop of Llandaff', followed by seven-page preface. The memoir is contained in letters to 'Miss B.' In 1831 Gabb writes of a visit to Davies: 'He s still the same. Keeping the noiseless tenor of his way on his favourite hill.

[Printed offprint in German.] Aufforderung an die Frauen zur Gründung von Erziehungs-Vereinen.

Author: 
[Illustrirte Monatshefte für Familienglück, weibliche Bildung und Humanitätsbestrebungen, Dresden] [Women's educational associations in Germany]
Publication details: 
Dresden: H. Klemm's Verlag. 1854. [From 'Illustrirten Monatshefte für Familienglück, weibliche Bildung und Humanitätsbestrebungen', June 1854.
£45.00

8pp., 4to. The final page carrying an advertisement for the magazine. On worn and aged paper, with stamp, labels and shelfmark of the Education Department Reference Library [Educational Museum]. Scarce: no copies found on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] City of Carlisle Education Committee. Reorganisation of Schools. Detailed Scheme.

Author: 
J. Duckworth, Organising Superintendent, City of Carlisle Education Committee
Publication details: 
29 March 1923.
£40.00

20pp., 12mo. Stapled and unbound. In fair condition, on aged paper, with shelfmark (of the Board of Education Reference Library). Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] Church Assembly. Third Report of the Education Commission.

Author: 
G. R. Wakefield [George Rodney Eden, Bishop of Wakefield], Chairman, Church Assembly Education Commission
Publication details: 
Printed by J. B. Nichols & Sons, Parliament Mansions, Orchard Street, Vicctoria Street, Westminster, SW1. October 1926.
£40.00

10pp., 12mo. Stapled and unbound. With Stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Printed report.] Examination and Inspection of Secondary Schools in the County of Gloucester and Dioceses of Gloucester and Bristol. 14th Annual Report 1899.

Author: 
Earl of Ducie, Chairman of the Committee [The Rev. W. J. Selby, The Vicarage, Churcham, near Gloucester, Secretary; County of Gloucester and Dioceses of Gloucester and Bristol]
Publication details: 
Gloucester: Minchin and Gibbs, Printers and Booksellers, Westgate Street. [1899.]
£50.00

10pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In good condition, on aged paper. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Printed memorandum.] The Association of British Chambers of Commerce. Further Education. Memorandum on the Training of Artisans in Great Britain and on the Continent Prepared by Dr. W. Alfred Richardson, O.B.E.

Author: 
Dr. W. Alfred Richardson, O.B.E., Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce
Publication details: 
The Women's Printing Society, Ltd., 31-35, Brick Street, Piccadilly, W1. [London.] 18 February 1938.
£50.00

7pp., 12mo. Stapled and unbound. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusted staples, and shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Printed report.] Draft Scheme of the Local Education Authority. Under Sections 1-4 of the Education Act of 1918.

Author: 
A. E. Lovell, Education Office, Town Hall, Chester [City and County of the City of Chester]
Publication details: 
Education Office, Town Hall, Chester. January 1921.
£80.00

78pp., 8vo, with two fold-out tables at rear. In fair condtion, on aged paper, in worn wraps. With stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] East Midland Educational Union. Constitution and Examination Arrangements. Approved January, 1930.

Author: 
[East Midland Educational Union, 14 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham]
Publication details: 
[East Midland Education Union, 14 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham.] January 1930.
£40.00

21pp., 16mo. Stapled. In veryy good condition, on aged paper; with pencil shelfmark (of the Board of Education Reference Library) and small rust mark on cover. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

Two issues of the magazine 'The Private Schoolmaster. The Journal of the Association of the Principals of Private Schools' (No.I. Vol.II; and No.III. Vol.II), and 'Occasional Paper No. 1 of the Association of the Principals of Private Schools.'

Author: 
[Association of the Principals of Private Schools.]
Publication details: 
The two issues of the magazine: London: Elliott Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, EC. No.I. Vol.II, March 1881; and No.III. Vol.II, September 1881. 'Occasional Paper No. 1': Hastings: Daniel & Co., 22 Queen's Road. 1879.
£120.00

All three items with 1898 manuscript presentation inscription to the Education Department Library (later the Board of Education Reference Library) by Cecil Davis. All three in fair condition, on aged paper, in worn and chipped printed wraps bearing label and shelfmark. All three 32pp., 12mo (No.III. Vol.II of the magazine paginated 65-96). Scarce: COPAC only lists copies of the magazine at the British Library, Oxford and the National Library of Scotland; and no copies of the 'Occasional Paper' located.

[Printed pamphlet.] Association of Preparatory Schools. Rules. 1911.

Author: 
[Association of Preparatory Schools, England.]
Publication details: 
[Association of Preparatory Schools, England.] 1911.
£90.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled and unbound. In fair condition, on aged paper, with stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

Six printed items from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, including charter and statutes, reports to the Court of Governors, prospectus, financial statement.

Author: 
[University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Board of Education Reference Library]
Publication details: 
The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Four items dating from 1916, the others from 1896-1897, 1899, 1907 and 1938.
£500.00

The six items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. The collection in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. ONE: 'Brief explanatory statement to accompany the Degree Regulations of the University of Wales, and the Schemes of study in accordance therewith, submitted by the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and approved by the University for Session 1896-7.' Printed by R. Samuel, Printer, New Street, Aberystwyth. 8pp., 12mo.

Autograph Letters Signed to Brougham from Canon Flemyng; and Autograph Card Signed to Brougham from his grandson Henry Brougham.

Author: 
Henry William Brougham, Dean of Lismore [Henry Brougham; Canon W. W. Flemyng]
Publication details: 
Brougham's card, 12 May 1904, on letterhead 'BROUGHAM HOUSE, | WELLINGTON COLLEGE STATION, | BERKS.' Flemyng's letter, 10 March 1906, on letterhead 'Coolfin, Portlaw, Co. Waterford'.
£56.00

Flemyng was a noted authority in the field of Irish lepidoptery, and published a number of papers on the subject between 1877 and 1919. Both items concern the Latin saying 'ne sutor ultra crepidam' or 'sutor ne supra crepidam judicaret'. HENRY BROUGHAM'S CARD: one page, five and a half inches by three and a half; addressed, with postmarked stamp, on reverse. Extremely grubby. Reads 'Dear Granpy | The Dictionary references to Sutor, ne supra crepidam (judicaret) are | PLINY 35, 10, 36, 85 | c.f. Val. Max. 8, 12, fin. | Papim is sending a few pansy-blossoms hoping you won't be jealous.

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