PROMOTING

[ The Society of Oxford Home-Students, Association for the Education of Women, Oxford. ] 'Second Annual Report, 1896-7' and 'Annual Report, 1903-4'.

Author: 
[ B. J. Johnson, Principal, and E. Caird, Chairman, Society of Oxford Home-Students, Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford, founded in 1878 ]
Publication details: 
[ [ The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. ] [ 1897 and 1904. ] The second printed in Oxford by Horace Hart, Printer to the University.
£250.00

Both items stitched and unbound 16mo pamphlets. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, both from the Board of Education Library, and with the former carrying a shelfmark label and the latter the Library's stamp. ONE: 'Association for the Education of Women | Oxford | Home Students | Second Annual Report, 1896-7'. 14pp., 16mo. Containing a list of officers, 'Regulations for Home Students', three-page Report - by 'B. J. Johnson, Principal' - of Home Students' Committee, 1896-7', lists of honours and appointments. Scarce: the only other copies traced at Oxford.

[ The Oxford Architectural Society. ] Bookplate of the Society, by the wood-engraver Orlando Jewitt, on mount signed by secretaries John Portal and Robert Wilmot.

Author: 
Orlando Jewitt [ Thomas Orlando Sheldon Jewitt ] (1799-1869), architectural wood-engraver [ The Oxford Architectural Society; The Society for promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture
Publication details: 
[ Executed for the Oxford Architectural Society. ] Inscription on mount dated 'A: A: May 1850.'
£320.00

A scarce piece of Oxford ephemera. The Society for promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture was founded in 1839; renamed the Oxford Architectural Society in 1848; renamed the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society in 1860; merged with The Oxfordshire Archaeological Society in 1972 to become The Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society. In good condition, printed in black ink on a 15 x 11 cm piece of white India paper, laid down on a 22 x 18.5 cm grey card mount. At the foot of the design, in tiny letters, is engraved 'O. JEWITT. | DEL.

[ Association for Promoting the Education of Women. ] Printed 'OXFORD. Association for Promoting the Education of Women || Certificate. | B.A. Degree Course.' Completed in manuscript for Edith Mary Henrietta Snowdon, and signed by Caird and Moberly.

Author: 
Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford [ Professor Edward Caird of Glasgow University; Charlotte Anne Elizabeth Moberly (1846-1937), Principal of St Hugh's Hall, Oxford ]
Publication details: 
[ Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. ] 1 November 1905.
£400.00

On one side of a piece of thick laid paper, 36 x 27cm, In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Folded twice. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. An evocative piece of ephemera from the eve of the struggle for women's rights, women being barred at the time from receiving university degrees. Headed 'Oxford. | Association for Promoting the Education of Women. | Certificate. | B.A.

[ Pamphlet. ] Public Control of the Liquor Traffic. The Aberdeen Scheme. Memorandum by the Aberdeen Association for Promoting the Public Control of the Liquor Traffic.

Author: 
Professor J. Dove Wilson, LL.D., Chairman, and T. Owen Snow, Honorary Secretary, Aberdeen Association for Promoting the Public Control of the Liquor Traffic
Publication details: 
[ Aberdeen Association for Promoting the Public Control of the Liquor Traffic. ] 1895.
£65.00

4pp., 12mo. Disbound bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper. Subtitles: 'Heads of Scheme' and 'Expalantory Notes'. At end of last page are 'Some Opinions of Public Control' (by 'Mr. Gladstone', 'Mr. Chamberlain' and 'The Times'). Scarce: no copies on COPAC.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, in connexion with the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, April, 1878.

Author: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, London.] Office: 22, Berners Street, Oxford Street. [1878.]
£200.00

29pp., 8vo. Containing: list of officers (pp.3-4) 'Rules' (p.5), 'Annual Report' (pp.6-18), 'Donations and Subscriptions' (pp.19-22, headed by 'Her Majesty the Queen' with a £50 donation and ten guinea subscription), list of 'Life Members or Donors of £5 and upwards' (pp.23-28), and 'Cash Account, March 25th, 1878' by the auditor Joseph Biggs (p.29). Topics in the report include 'Plan Tracing Office, | 42, Queen Anne's Gate', 'China Painting', 'Engraving on Wood', 'Clerks and Book-Keepers' and 'Commercial School for Girls, | 41, Regent Square'.

Run of six printed reports of the British and Foreign Blind Association for Promoting the Education and Employment of the Blind, London.

Author: 
[The British and Foreign Blind Association for Promoting the Education and Employment of the Blind, London]
Publication details: 
London: Bowles & Sons, Printers, 18 & 19, Sherborne Lane, E.C. 1907 to 1912.
£250.00

The six issues, loose. Each with its printed wraps (the first two years light brown, the other four green). Ranging in size from 40pp., 12mo (1908) to 76pp., 12mo (1912). Last three issues with frontispiece drawing of the Association's building in Great Portland Street. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Each issue with stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. All with material relating to the Braille Alphabet (and in some cases the Braille Musical Alphabet) at rear. Scarce: no copies of any of the Association's reports on COPAC.

Four small children's stories published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, bound together in wraps with their original title pages: 'Tommy and Mary', 'The Rector's Brook', 'Dobbin; or, The Discontented Donkey', 'The Little Missionary'.

Author: 
[The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London; James Truscott and Son, printers, Suffolk Lane, City; children's books]
Publication details: 
All four published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, and printed by Printed by James Truscott and Son, Suffolk Lane, City. All four undated [1870s].
£250.00

All four stories 16mo, and each with a frontispiece included in the pagination. ONE. 'Tommy and Mary. A Book for the Very Little Ones.' 17pp. TWO. 'The Rector's Brook: A Story for Little People.' 32pp. THREE. 'Dobbin; or, The Discontented Donkey.' 30 + [1]pp. FOUR. 'The Little Missionary. A Tract for Children.' 11pp. Stitched into printed wraps, with the front cover coloured blue and the rear pink. Aged and worn, but complete and tight. Handwritten in a contemporary hand on the reverse of two frontispieces: 'Kilndown Lending Library'.

A Book of Counsels for Girls. Published under the direction of the Tract Committee.

Author: 
Mary Bell, Victorian novelist, author of 'By Northern Seas' (1897)
A Book of Counsels for Girls.
Publication details: 
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. [1888.]
£125.00
A Book of Counsels for Girls.

12mo, 96 pp, followed by four-page SPCK catalogue (with first page listing works by the Rev. F. Bourdillon). Text clear and complete. In original olive cloth binding, gilt, stained with damp. Damp damage at rear leaving light staining to corners of last few leaves and catalogue, together with heavier damage to rear endpapers. Traces of Library label on front pastedown. Cloth faded, worn and stained. Bell explains in her preface that 'The poor are excellently well provided with all sorts of books of counsel and help.

[Printed] Prayers for the London Mission, 1884, Home Mission Tracts, no.53.

Author: 
[Home Mission Tracts] Lord Bishop of Rochester
Prayers for the London Mission, 1884, Home Mission Tracts, no.53.
Publication details: 
[SPCK, 1884]
£20.00
Prayers for the London Mission, 1884, Home Mission Tracts, no.53.

Four pages, 12mo, not bound. COPAC records only one copy, at Cambridge. -

National Society, No. 29. Sunday School Lessons. Fourth Sunday after Trinity.

Author: 
National Society [for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church (Great Britain)]
National Society, No. 29. Sunday School Lessons.
Publication details: 
N.d.
£20.00
National Society, No. 29. Sunday School Lessons.

Four pages, 12mo, edges dusted, mainly good, not bound. No copy found on COPAC (one with similar title said to be at Cambridge is not this).

Mauritius; Or, The Isle of France: Being an Account of the Island, Its History, Geography, Products, and Inhabitants.

Author: 
Rev. Francis P. Flemyng [Mary Addison]
Publication details: 
[1862.] London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the Depositories; 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; and by all booksellers. [London: R. Clay, Son, and Taylor, Printers.]
£220.00

12mo: xiv + 256 + [ii] pp. Detailed fold-out map of the island, in black, blue and pink. Frontispiece and seventeen illustrations. A tight copy on lightly-aged paper, in worn original embossed green cloth binding, gilt. Map creased and with short closed tear. A nice copy of an interesting little book, bearing the bookplate of the botanist Mary Addison, to whom it was presented, according to an inscription on the front free endpaper, by the Reverend J. Hoding on 30 August 1867. A few neat synoptic notes in the margin, presumably by Addison. Four-page SPCK catalogue at rear.

The first five issues of 'The Saturday Magazine'.

Author: 
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Publication details: 
7 to 28 July 1832. 'LONDON: JOHN WILLIAM PARKER, 445, (WEST) STRAND.' 'C. RICHARDS, Printer, 100, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross.'
£165.00

The five issues are each eight pages long and octavo. All five issues unbound, and stabbed. All good, though lightly aged and with some wear to extremities. An improving publication, produced 'Under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge'.

Autograph Letter Signed to A. D. Snow, Lawnhurst, St Botolph's Road, Worthing.

Author: 
Rev. John Sharp [BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY]
Publication details: 
15 November 1897; on the Society's letterhead.
£50.00

According to the letterhead Sharp was one of the Society's two Secretaries. 2 pages, 16mo. Creased, worn and discoloured, and with minor repair to head of first page, but in good condition overall. Closely written, this letter provides an interesting sidelight into the state of the Society at this time. He apologises for not responding to the 'enquiry about the circulation of the Revised Version' sooner. 'We are very short-handed at present at the Bible House. Since April death has taken from us the Rev. G. Wilson & Mr Chas. Finch, and the Rev. J. Austen-Binns has retired.

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