SCHOOLING

[ Sir Henry Morgan Vane, Secretary of the Charity Commission, Whiteghall. ] Autograph Signature ('Hen. M. Vane') on manuscript Letter to Sir Richard Harington, regarding 'capitation payments' in relation to 'The School' at Whitbourne.

Author: 
Sir Henry Morgan Vane (1808-1886), Secretary of the Charity Commission, Whitehall
Publication details: 
On printed '"Charitable Acts"' letterhead of the Charity Commission, Whitehall, S.W.
£90.00

4pp., foolscap 8vo. On bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Neatly written in another hand.

[ Christ's Hospital, London. ] Endowed Schools' Act, 1869. Scheme For Christ's Hospital, prepared by the Governing Body of the Hospital, to be submitted to the Commissioners under the above Act.

Author: 
Christ's Hospital, London (the Bluecoat School) [ Endowed Schools' Act, 1869 ]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted and circulated amongst the Governors, by Order of the General Court, 21st July, 1870.' Printed by Winter & Bailey, 24, Chancery Lane, London.
£500.00

[7] + 69pp., 4to. In grey printed paper wraps, with brown faux-leather spine. Aged and worn. In six parts: 'Preliminary'; 'Governing Body'; 'Endowments'; 'Application of Endowments'; 'Regulations relating to Schools'; and 'Final', with pp.47-69 carrying twelve 'Schedules', ranging from 'I. - Metropolitan Parishes, Districts and Precincts affected by the abrogation of Trusts for the admission of Children therefrom' to 'XII.- Endowments for Special Prizes'. No other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.

[ William Gilpin, art critic and educationalist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Gilpin') to his son William Gilpin the younger, Headmaster of Cheam School, with reference to Thomas Gisborne and William Farish.

Author: 
William Gilpin (1724-1804), writer on art and headmaster of Cheam School, Surrey [ Thomas Gisborne (1758-1846), religious writer; William Farish (1759-1837), chemist ]
Publication details: 
No place. 22 May 1795.
£600.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly-aged, with slight damage on removal from album. Addressed to 'Revd. Mr. Gilpin | Cheam'. (In 1777, on becoming vicar of Boldre in the New Forest, Gilpin handed over the headmastership of Cheam School to his second son William Gilpin the younger (1757-1848).) Written with a freshness reflecting 'the particular interest' Gilpin paid to 'the theory and practice of epistolary writing', noted by Alain Kerhervé in his edition of Gilpin's letters to his grandson ('William writes to William', 2014).

[ Thomas Keyworth, Congregational minister and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos Keyworth') to George Offor, describing a circumstance relating to the use of tablets by children in 'our school'.

Author: 
Thomas Keyworth (1782-1852), author, Congregational minister, and philanthropist [ George Offor (1787-1864), literary editor and book collector
Publication details: 
[ Sleaford, Lincolnshire. ] No date [ 1840s? ].
£125.00

3pp., 4to. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Mr Offor | NB Please to pay the Twopenny Postage of the Letter to 169 Fleet St & charge it in my account.' Docketted 'Mr Keyworth. | Sleaford'.

[ Victorian course of education. ] Proof of article titled 'Some Rough Notes on Charlie's Education', with the aim of making a boy a 'scientific man', sent to study the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos, and avoiding the 'secret vice' of 'Self-Pollution'

Author: 
Victorian course of education to make a boy a 'scientific man', 1878 [ University of Cambridge; Clifton College, Bristol, Somerset ]
Publication details: 
No publication details. Dated 'September, 1878.'
£90.00

In two columns, on one side of piece of 50 x 30.5 cm paper. Aged and worn, with chipping and loss to margins. Two pencil notes in margin: 'this was ommitted [sic]' and 'the truth acquired mostly forgotten'. Clearly not intended for publication, and apparently the advice of a knowledgeable and well-educated man of scientific bent to his family, regarding the future of 'Charlie' (his grandson?). A reference to Clifton College may suggest a West Country origin. The piece begins: 'The subject of Education is in a great state of confusion, and great diversities of opinion exist about it.

[Printed pamphlet.] Report of the First Conference of the National Federation of Ratepayers (Incorporated). (Non-political and Unsectarian.) Subject: "The Cost of Education."

Author: 
[The National Federation of Ratepayers (Incorporated), London]
Publication details: 
[The National Federation of Ratepayers, London.] Offices: 9 Bedford Mansions, Bedford Square, W.C. 1909. [Printed by C. F. Hodgson & Son, 2 Newton Street, Kingsway, W.C.]
£60.00

32pp., 8vo. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn and aged wraps with front cover crossed through in red ink and hole to back cover. Shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Queen's University of Belfast. Session 1912-13. The Faculty of Science. Regulations Relating to Degrees and Subjects of Examination.

Author: 
[The Queen's University of Belfast, Faculty of Science]
Publication details: 
Belfast: Mayne, Boyd & Son, Ltd., Printers to the University. 1912.
£60.00

60pp., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed item.] The Revised School Law, Part II. Official Regulations and nearly two hundred Decisions of the Supreme Courts, relating to school matters [...].

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, LL.D., Barrister-at-Law, Deputy Minister of Education for Ontario [nineteenth-century Canadian schools]
Publication details: 
Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co., 47 Front Street East. 1878.
£80.00

Full title: 'The Revised School Law, Part II. Official Regulations and nearly two hundred Decisions of the Supreme Courts, relating to school matters affecting Township, County, City, Town and Incorporated Village Municipal Councils; School Section Boundaries; City, Town and Village Public School Boards; Arbitrations and Awards; Public School Inspectors; Boards of Examiners; Also, the Acts relating to Roman Catholic, Protestant and Coloured Separate Schools. With a copious analytical Index to Parts I. and II.' viii + 171pp. (paginated 111-281).

[Printed item.] The Laws relating to Grammar and Common Schools, in Cities, Towns, and Villages In Upper Canada; Together with Decisions of the Courts, and other Information.

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, LL.B., Deputy Superintendent of Education, Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, editor [nineteenth-century Canadian education]
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 1860.
£120.00

88pp., 12mo. In green printed wraps, with front cover carrying the title, which continues: 'Edited under the authority of the Chief Superintendent of Education, with Notes and References, by J. George Hodgins, LL.B., Deputy Superintendent.' In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. With shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Only four copies on OCLC WorldCat.

[Canada, Privy Council, printed pamphlet.] Documents in reference to the Abolition of Separate Schools in the Province of Manitoba.

Author: 
[Canada, Privy Council; Catholic Session Board of Education of Manitoba; Hon. Mr. Prendergast, M.P.P.; Legislative Assembly of Manitoba; Bishop of Three Rivers; Archbishop of St. Boniface]
Publication details: 
Printed by Order of Parliament. Session 1891. Ottawa: Printed by Brown Chamberlin, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 1891.
£120.00

[2] + 74pp., 8vo. In blue printed wraps. In fair condition, aged and lightly creased, in worn wraps. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Eight documents, by: Catholic Episcopate of Canada; Catholic Session Board of Education of Manitoba; Hon. Mr. Prendergast, M.P.P.; certain Members of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba; Bishop of Three Rivers; Archbishop of St. Boniface; Roman Catholics of Manitoba. 7 copies of this English version (there is also a French one) on OCLC WorldCat, all in North America.

[Printed item] The Negro Common School. Report of a Social Study Made under the Direction of Atlanta University; together with the Proceedings of the Sixth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, Held at Atlanta University, on May 28th, 1901.

Author: 
W. E. Burghardt DuBois, Ph.D., Corresponding Secretary of the Conference, ed. [Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems; Atlanta University, Georgia]
Publication details: 
Atlanta University Publications No. 6. University Press. Atlanta, Georgia. 1901.
£300.00

[4] + ii + 120pp., 8vo. In green printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn wraps. With stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. A scholarly work, the 35 sections subdivided into 'Historical', 'Growth by States', 'Present Conditions' and 'Conclusions', and with tables throughout. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at the London Library and Cambridge.

[Printed reports.] Run of reports of the Council of Education for the Isle of Man [Isle of Man Board of Education], 1911-1969, with copy of the 'Report of the Buchan School Commission. July, 1951'.

Author: 
[Council of Education for the Isle of Man and (from 1947) the Isle of Man Board of Education; Buchan School, Castletown, Malew]
Publication details: 
All 56 items printed at Douglas, Isle of Man [Brown & Sons, Limited, "Times" Buildings; S. K. Broadbent & Sons, Limited; Norris Modern Press, Ltd.]. 1911 to 1967.
£1,800.00

56 items, comprising an unbroken run of 53 issues from 1911 to 1963, together with the issues for 1967 and 1969, and a copy of the 'Report of the Buchan School Commission | July, 1951'. In two sturdy green cloth boxes ('Supplied for the Public Service'). All 56 items with stamps, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. The first eleven issues (ending in 1921) are more substantial than the rest, and are housed in the first box.

[Printed item] The Negro Common School. Report of a Social Study Made under the Direction of Atlanta University; together with the Proceedings of the Sixth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, Held at Atlanta University, on May 28th, 1901.

Author: 
W. E. Burghardt DuBois, Ph.D., Corresponding Secretary of the Conference, ed. [Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems; Atlanta University, Georgia]
Publication details: 
Atlanta University Publications No. 6. University Press. Atlanta, Georgia. 1901.
£300.00

[4] + ii + 120pp., 8vo. In green printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn wraps. With stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. A scholarly work, the 35 sections subdivided into 'Historical', 'Growth by States', 'Present Conditions' and 'Conclusions', and with tables throughout. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at the London Library and Cambridge.

[Printed item.] Project of a Statute for the General Educational Scholastic Establishments of the Ministry of Public Instruction.

Author: 
[MInistry of Public Instruction, St. Petersburg, Russia] [Russian Empire]
Publication details: 
St. Petersburg. 1862. London: Printed by John Brittan & Son, Mitre Court, Temple. [London]
£220.00

[5] + 106pp., 4to. On aged and worn paper, in damaged and heavily-worn printed wraps. Stamps, shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. Entirely in English, and with no explanation of why it should be so. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC at the British Library, Oxford and Cambridge, with OCLC WorldCat only adding a fourth copy at Leipzig.

[Pamphlet.] University of Birmingham. Memorandum on the Organization of a Commercial Faculty by Victor V. Branford, M.A.

Author: 
Victor V. Branford, M.A. [University of Birmingham]
Publication details: 
University of Birmingham. Undated [circa 1901].
£80.00

15pp., 12mo., with additional double-page 'Programme of Degree Curriculum'. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with the central 'Programme' detached. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, on COPAC or WorldCat.

[Pamphlet.] Village Board Schools: A Defence and a Plea.

Author: 
William Slater, member of Shepley School Board [Yorkshire]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the "Huddersfield Examiner" of Saturday, May 27th, 1899.
£56.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. With stamps, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet.] The Next Steps in Elementary Education from the Point of View of the Children. A Paper read at the Church Congress, Nottingham, September, 1897.

Author: 
Ven. J. M. Wilson, M.A., Archdeacon of Manchester
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the official report of the Church Congress, by Hemrose and Sons, Limited, Derby and London. [1897.]
£60.00

9pp., 8vo. Unbound. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet.] Decentralization and Local Education Authorities. An Address delivered at the Church Congress, Shrewsbury, October, 1896.

Author: 
The Ven. J. M. Wilson, M.A., Vicar of Rochdale; and Archdeacon of Manchester.
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Official Report of the Church Congress by Bemrose and Sons, Limited, Derby; and London. [1896.]
£60.00

5pp., 12mo. Unbound. With stamp, shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce: no copy at the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet.] Travel as a Factor in Education. (Presidential Address, delivered before the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society on October 6th, 1902, and re-printed from the Transactions of the Society, Vol. VII., Part III., January, 1903.)

Author: 
Rev. J. H. Molesworth [Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society]
Publication details: 
Leicester: Thornley and Waddington, Victoria Press, Bowling Green Street. [1903.]
£60.00

15pp., 12mo. Stapled. In blue printed wraps. With stamps, shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper.

[Pamphlet.] The Result of the Neglect of Religious Instruction in Elementary Schools. An Address delivered at the Folkestone Church Congress, Wednesday, October 5th, 1892.

Author: 
Rev. B. F. Smith, Archdeacon of Maidstone [The Church Congress]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Official Report of the Church Congress by Bemrose & Sons, Limited, Derby; and 23, Old Bailey, London. [1892.]
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet.] A Scheme for meeting the Religious Difficulty in all Public Elementary Schools, and for affording adequate Financial Relief to Voluntary Schools.

Author: 
George A. Spottiswoode [Spottiswoode & Co., printers]
Publication details: 
3 Cadogan Square, [London] SW. 10 December 1894. Printed and Published by Spottiswoode & Co. New-street Square, London.
£60.00

8pp., 12mo. Stitched. With stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on aged paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at Oxford.

[Pamphlet.] Mental Overstrain in Education. Reprinted frrom The Lancet, August 22, 1896.

Author: 
G. E. Shuttleworth, B.A., M.D., &c., President Thames Valley Branch, British Medical Association, formerly Medical Superintendent of the Royal Albert Asylum, Lancaster
Publication details: 
Printed at the Lancet Office, 423, Strand, [London] W.C. [1896.]
£45.00

11pp., 12mo. Stitched. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC in the library of the Royal College of Surgeons.

[Pamphlet.] "Higher Tops." A Paper prepared for the consideration of the County Education Committee by A. J. Dawson, Clerk to the Committee.

Author: 
A. J. Dawson, Clerk to the Committee, County Council of Durham Education Department
Publication details: 
Newcastle-on-Tyne: Co-operative Printing Society Limited, Rutherford Street; also at Manchester and London. 1917.
£60.00

25pp., 8vo. With an additional five plates of coloured tables. Stapled. In pink printed wraps. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education reference library, otherwise in fair condition, on aged paper, in chipped and worn wraps. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet.] Articles by Principles of Public and Preparatory Schools. The Work of the Navy League in Schools. Reprinted from The Navy League Journal.

Author: 
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; the Rev. the Hon. Canon Lyttelton, et al
Publication details: 
London: Published by The Navy League, 13 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London] SW. 1907.
£70.00

68pp., 12mo. Stapled. In light-blue printed wraps. Reprinting 26 articles by a number of different authors. With stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet.] Education in the Melting Pot | Education and Politics | The Idealism of 1918 | Disillusionment | Forces behind the "Cuts." | The forthcoming Budget | What of the Future?

Author: 
[Bessie Callender] [Scottish Socialist Teachers' Society]
Publication details: 
Published by the Scottish Socialist Teachers' Society. February 1923. [Pilot Press, printers, Glasgow, 'The only I.L.P. Printing Establishment in Scotland'.]
£60.00

15 + [1]pp., 8vo. Stapled. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on aged and worn paper.

[Printed booklet.] City of Manchester Education Committee | Report on the Reorganisation of the Public Elementary Schools, with reference to the provision of Municipal and Non-Provided Senior School Accommodation.-

Author: 
Manchester Education Committee [Report, 1938]
Publication details: 
[City of Manchester.] Approved by the Education Committee, July 18th, 1938.
£90.00

73pp., 8vo. In grey printed card wraps. With fold-out map. Internally good, on aged paper; chipping to wraps and front cover detached. Stamp and shelfmark of the Board of Education Library on title-page, and label of the Library on rear wrap. In brown OHMS envelope with manuscript details on front. No copy at the British Library, or on COPAC.

[Ernest Thompson Seton.] Two printed pamphlets: 'The Order of Woodcraft Chivalry. A brief Statement of its Aims and Ideals.' and 'The Woodcraft Movement. What is this Woodcraft Movement? What is Woodcraft? IS IT something new? Something strange?'

Author: 
Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946), English author, artist and conservationist, first Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, founder of the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry [The Woodcraft Movement]
Publication details: 
Item One ('Brief Statement): Published by The Order of Woodcraft Chivalry. 1922. Item Two ('The Woodcraft Movement') without place or date.
£120.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with Item One carrying the stamp and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Library. Item One ('Brief Statement): 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Decorative cover with line of heraldic shields with axes. Describes the Order in six numbered points, Describes its promotion of 'A Physical Renassance' and of 'A Civic Renaissance', both in seven points.

[City of Cardiff Education Week, 1932.] Printed programme ('Cardiff Juvenile Welfare Council') of the 'Hobbies Exhibition'; and 'Educational Handbook for Citizens and Parents'.

Author: 
[City of Cardiff Education Week, 1932] [Cardiff Juvenile Welfare Council] [Wales; Welsh schools]
Publication details: 
Programme: Territorial Drill Hall, Newport Road, Cardiff (corner of West Grove). 29 February to 5 March 1932. Handbook: Cardiff: Priory Press Ltd., The Friary, Cardiff. [1932.]
£95.00

Both items in good condition (see separate descriptions). ONE: 'City of Cardiff Education Week. Cardiff Juvenile Welfare Council. Hobbies Exhibition and Demonstration of Voluntary Juvenile Organisations' Activities. Programme of Demonstrations and Displays, and Handbook of Stalls and Stallholders.' Cardiff: Territorial Drill Hall, Newport Road (corner of West Grove). 29 February to 5 March 1932. 20pp., 8vo. Stapled pamphlet, in printed wraps. Advertisements throughout. In good condition, on aged paper, with wear along the fore-edge. Photograph on cover of 'H.R.H.

[Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott, headmaster of Eton.] Autograph Letter Signed ('C A Elliott') to J. J. S. Driberg, discussing his son J. H. Driberg's 'Poems', inserted in a copy of the book, inscribed by the author to his mother.

Author: 
Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott (1888-1973), headmaster of Eton; Jack Herbert Driberg (1888-1946), Lecturer in Anthropology, Cambridge University, 1934-42 and brother of Labour MP Tom Driberg (1905-1976)
Publication details: 
Elliott's letter on letterhead of Fernwood, Wimbledon Park, London SW; 17 September [no year]. Driberg's book: London: Frank H. Morland, 16 Park Mansions, Fulham, S.W. 1908.
£220.00

ONE (Elliott's letter): 3pp., 12mo. 34 lines. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper, loosely attached to the title-leaf of the book by a small piece of gummed paper. The letter begins: 'My dear Driberg | I ought to have acknowledged your letter sooner, but I only received it on my return from abroad, and since then I have been busy struggling with the arears which always accrue during absence.' He thanks him for sending his 'son's little volume', which he has read 'with much interest & congratulate him on the neat & modest appearance he has made in print'.

[Printed pamphlets.] Board of Education. Memorandum on Class Instruction at Schools for Mothers.

Author: 
[Janet M. Campbell; L. A. Selby-Bigge; Board of Education, London]
Publication details: 
'This Paper may be referred to as Circular 912.' London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, E.C., Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1915.
£50.00

14pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In very good condition, lightly aged and worn. The 'Memorandum' is by Campbell, with a 'Prefatory Note' by Selby-Bigge, dated May 1915. Divided into two main sections: 'Class Teaching on the Consultation Day' ('Health Talks' and 'Sewing Class') and 'Classes held other than on the Consultation Day' ('Mothercraft, Hygiene, &c.', 'Sewing Class', 'Cookery', '"Advanced" Classes', 'General Arrangements' and 'Teachers'). Final section on 'The Local Education Authority'.

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