Education

[Printed parliamentary document.] Confidential. Board of Education. Special Statutes relating to Land held on Charitable Trusts in England Wales.

Author: 
[Board of Education, London; His Majesty's Stationery Office; W. R. Ainsworth]
Publication details: 
Printed for official use only. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd., Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1909.
£200.00

171pp., 8vo. In original blue printed wraps. In good condition, on aged high-acidity paper, with chipping and wear to the wraps and first and last leaves. Ainsworth's ownership inscription at head of title-page. From the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed poster.] Ordo Baccalaureorum Determinantium. In Universitate Oxon. per Quadragesim. Ann. 1805. Collectoribus Dno Mackensie, ex Aede Christi. Dno Hudson, è Coll. Magd.

Author: 
'Scheme of Determining Bachelors in Oxford (Lent 1805)' [The Clarendon Press, Oxford University]
Ordo Baccalaureorum Determinantium
Publication details: 
E Typographeo Clarendoniano. [1805.]
£125.00
Ordo Baccalaureorum Determinantium

On one side of a piece of laid paper, 55 x 44 cm. Good, on lightly-aged paper. 131-box table giving the tutors (and their colleges) over twelve weeks for each of eleven subjects from 'Nat. Phil.' to 'Ling.' Among the many tutors the following only in capitals: 'Ds HEWITT ex Aede Christi', 'Ds HANMER ex Aedi Christi', 'Ds JOYCE e Aul. S. Edm.', 'G. C. AGAR ed Aede Christi', 'Ds MACDONALD ex Aede Christie', 'Ds MACKENSIE ex Aede Christi', 'Ds CRAWLEY e Coll. Pemb.', 'Ds HUDSON e Coll. Magd.' and 'Ds G. BOWYER, Bart. ex Aede Christi'.

[Printed pamphlet by Adam Crooks, Minister of Education.] Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia, 1876. Educational Institutions, Province of Ontario, (Canada.)

Author: 
Adam Crooks, Minister of Education, Education Department, Ontario, Canada.
Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia, 1876. Educational Institutions
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed by Hunter, Rose & Company. 1876.
£85.00
Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia, 1876. Educational Institutions

8vo, 23 pp. In original yellow printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper; wraps worn and with slight loss to a couple of corners. Red label on rear cover: 'Education Department. Reference Department.' Library stamp and shelf marks on front cover and title page. Signed in type at end: 'ADAM CROOKS, | Minister of Education.

Long Autograph Letter Signed ('Chas W Russell') from Charles William Russell of Maynooth College, regarding an article by his correspondent for the Dublin Review.

Author: 
Charles William Russell (1812-1880), President of St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland, and the priest who was instrumental in John Henry Newman's conversion to Catholicism
Charles William Russell
Publication details: 
27 April 1852; St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland.
£95.00
Charles William Russell

12mo, 5 pp. 78 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. His unnamed correspondent's paper was sent to Russell 'by Mr Bagshawe, who expressed his opinion that it would not suit our pages'. Gives his reasons for concurring with Bagshawe, and thinking that the paper 'would to our readers be heavy & uninteresting'.

Autograph Letter Signed, J. Robertson, vicar, to Ebenezer Foster, banker, Cambridge, chatty about Adam Sedgwick and other aspects of Cambridge intellectual life.

Author: 
J. Robertson [James Robertson, MA, Vicar in Wellingborough, sometime member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science]
ALS, J. Robertson, vicar, to Ebenezer Foster, banker, Cambridge
Publication details: 
Wellingborough, 14 Feb 1834.
£180.00
ALS, J. Robertson, vicar, to Ebenezer Foster, banker, Cambridge

Four pages, 4to, fold marks, closed tear, mainly good. He's taking advantage of a trip by one of his parishioners to deliver a letter thanking in fulsome and inventive terms Mrs Foster for sending Professor Sedgwick's Discourse. He says of it, Of the talent and temper of the orator only one opinion can be formed. For the Studies of the University [A Discourse on the Studies of the University] he is not responsible, but for his representation of them the University owes him thanks.

[Printed pamphlet.] List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

Author: 
[Catalogue of Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library; R. Pelton, Machine Printer, Tunbridge Wells]
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.
Publication details: 
Tunbridge Wells: R. Pelton, Machine Printer, The Broadway. 1889.
£25.00
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

12mo, 12 pp. In original light-blue printed wraps. Stapled. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with slight damage from rusting of staple, and a little wear and loss to the corners of the wraps. 202 titles, nicely printed. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet] Brighton College. Prospectus

Author: 
[Prospectus; Education]
Brighton College. Prospectus
Publication details: 
Richard Sickelmore, Printer, 45, High Street, Brighton, [c.1851?]
£135.00
Brighton College. Prospectus

EDUCATION BRIGHTON COLLEGE HENRY COTTERILL PUBLIC SCHOOL SUSSEX ANGLICAN

[Printed] Strictures on the Rev. Francis Close's 'Justification' of his charges against the British and Foreign School Society

Author: 
Henry Dunn
Strictures on the Rev. Francis Close's 'Justification'
Publication details: 
W. Tyler, Printer, Bolt-Court, London, [1839]
£38.00
Strictures on the Rev. Francis Close's 'Justification'

RELIGION EDUCATION SCHOOLS ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY

Two Autograph Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Signed (all three 'H A L Fisher') to 'Ronnie' [Ronald Chapman], and one Autograph Letter Signed ('Herbert Fisher') to the latter's mother, Mrs Chapman, concerning his education.

Author: 
H. A. L. Fisher [Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher] (1865-1940), British historian, Liberal politician and Warden of New College, Oxford [Ronald Chapman; Limnerslease, Compton; G. F. Watts]
Two Autograph Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Signed  'H A L Fisher'
Publication details: 
1938 and 1939. Three on letterheads of New College, Oxford (one from the Warden's Lodgings), and one from Thursley, Godalming, Surrey.
£120.00
Two Autograph Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Signed  'H A L Fisher'

Each of the four items has text clear and complete. The four are in fair condition, on aged paper, with minor staining from the paperclip used to attach them, and a small closed tear at the foot of the first letter. Letter One to 'Dear Mrs Chapman'; the other three to 'Dear Ronnie'. Letter One (4to, 2 pp): 19 November 1938. Chapman (referred to throughout as 'Ronnie') has not been well, and Fisher makes a suggestion to his mother regarding his 'future': 'Cecil Rhodes spent seven years on this process and never regretted it.

Autograph Letter Signed J.H. Gladstone, chemist, to Mr Fleay [Frederick Gard Fleay, Shakespeare scholar], editor of the Spelling Reformer (1880-1).

Author: 
J.H. Gladstone [John Hall Gladstone, Chemist and Spelling Reformer
[Spelling Reform] Autograph Letter Signed J.H. Gladstone, chemist
Publication details: 
Athenaeum Club, 18 Feb. 1881
£95.00
[Spelling Reform] Autograph Letter Signed J.H. Gladstone, chemist

He refers to a letter he is forwarding (not present) from one of our active members ... [forwarding it] as duty bound to the Editor. It seems a proper contribution on one of our open questions. | I wish a larger proportion of our leading names appeared among the contributors to the 'Reformer'. | Ther are many men who never write unless they are asked ... and some who will only write if they are told that a contribution on some particular subject will be acceptable from them. ... if I might suggest your applying a gentle editorial pressure upon them.

Handbill, with body of text in Latin, headed 'Christ's College Lodge. April 1, 1867. | At the Congregation on Thursday, April 4, at Two o'clock P.M., the following GRACES, having received the sanction of the COUNCIL, will be offered to the SENATE:'.

Author: 
Christ's College, Cambridge [Rev. William Done Bushell (1838-1917)]
Publication details: 
[Cambridge.] 1867
£35.00

Printed on one side of a piece of laid paper, 24.5 x 20 cm. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with 3 cm closed tear at edge along fold line. Nicely printed. Twenty lines in Latin, including five graces. The first reading 'Placeat vobis, UNDERGRADUATI, ut Dominum PROCANCELLARIUM non plus quam natura jamdudum est ludibrio habeatis.' In manuscript on the reverse: 'Ask William to translate the enclosed to you | All Well. | CL.' From the album of Rev. William Done Bushell (1838-1917).

Programme, with names of performers, for a 'Choir Concert' held at Clifton College.

Author: 
Clifton College, Bristol [John Percival, Bishop of Hereford; Rev. William Done Bushell]
Publication details: 
[Bristol?] 20 December 1865.
£35.00

12mo (leaf dimensions 19 x 12 cm), 3 pp. Bifolium. Printed on pink paper. Text clear and complete. Creased, and with the blank reverse of the second leaf adhering to a leaf from a contemporary album. The first page is headed 'Clifton College. Choir Concert, Wednesday evening, December 20, 1865.' It gives the names of the stewards, organist, conductor and members of the choir (divided into 'Treble, 1mo', 'Treble, 2do', alto, tenor and bass). The programme, in two parts, covers the central two pages, with music by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Handel, Spohr and others. From the album of Rev.

Printed letter, with names, by the 'Assistant Masters of Eton, Winchester, Charter House, St. Paul's, and Harrow Schools' to their headmasters, urging a 'reconsideration of their announced intention with respect to the Public School Latin Primer.'

Author: 
Eton, Winchester, Charter House, St. Paul's and Harrow Schools [the Public School Latin Primer]
Publication details: 
[London. 1850s?]
£95.00

4to, 2 pp. Bifolium, with each printed page on the recto of the leaf. Good, on aged paper. With part of the previous mount adhering to the blank reverse of the second leaf. Five objections are given, including the fact that the primer is 'unattractive in its present form'.

Collection of nine items (eight printed and one in manuscript) relating to Cambridge University, six of them giving examination results, two of University accounts, and the last a lithographic plan of a visit by a dignitary to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Author: 
Cambridge University, 1861 to 1865 [Fitzwilliam Museum; William Done Bushell]
Publication details: 
[Cambridge.] Eight of the items dated between 1861 and 1865; the other undated.
£450.00

The collection assembled by William Done Bushell (see Item Nine), later a senior master at Harrow School. All nine items clear and complete. On aged paper, discoloured by the glue used in mounting. The first eight are printed, and the last is in manuscript. ITEM ONE: 'Classical Tripos. | 1861.' 4to, 1 p. Names the examiners, and those of the students (with colleges), under columns for the first, second and third classes. ITEM TWO: Headed 'List of Honors at the Bachelor of Arts' Commencement, January 26, 1861.' 4to, 1 p.

Regulations for the Entry and Examination of Naval Cadets.

Author: 
Examination of Naval Cadets, Admiralty, 1865 [Royal Navy]
Publication details: 
Admiralty, 6th February, 1865. [Printed by 'W. Woodward, The Hard, Portsea.']
£35.00

Printed on one side of a piece of grey paper, 22.5 x 16 cm. Text clear and complete. In fair condition: lightly-aged and with remains of stub adhering to the blank reverse, on which a clean closed tear has been unobtrusively repaired with archival tape. Nine regulations are listed, from 'I. No Person will be nominated to a Cadetship in the Royal Navy, who shall be under 12 or above 14 years of age at the time of his first Examination.' to 'IX. After having completed twelve months' instruction, exclusive of vacations, in the Training Ship, a Cadet will have to undergo the final examination.

Autograph Letter by Rogers to Peel, in the third person, jokingly-docketed by Peel in autograph.

Author: 
Dr Rogers of Kentish Town; Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), British Tory Prime Minister, 1834-5 and 1841-6
Publication details: 
5 August 1842; 3 Sussex Terrace, Kentish Town.
£125.00

16mo (leaf dimensions 11 x 9 cm), 2 pp. Bifolium. Reverse of second leaf addressed by Rogers 'For the Rt. Honl. Sir Robert Peel.' Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper, with a couple of spots of glue on second leaf from previous mounting on second leaf. Rogers writes 'to point out to Sir Robert Peel a slight inaccuracy in the printed forms respecting the Income Tax' ('middle of the third page of Schedule D'): the words 'sitting up' instead of 'setting up'.

An Experiment in Working Class Education. The Workers' Educational Association.

Author: 
H. O. Meredith [Hugh Owen Meredith; The Workers' Educational Association]
Publication details: 
Birmingham: Birmingham Printers, Ltd., 14, Pershore Street. [1906.]
£65.00

4to: 6 pp + [ii]. Disbound. On aged spotted paper with slight chipping and loss to extremities. Text clear and complete. Report, in small type. Inscribed by Meredith at head of first page: 'Read by Hugh Meredith, M.A. before the British Association at York. 1906.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library and the only copy on COPAC at Oxford.

Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Herbert Fisher') to 'My dear Gore', the first conferring upon him an honorary fellowship, and the second containing an assessment of Ormsby-Gore's son David.

Author: 
H. A. L. Fisher [Herbert Fisher; Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher] (1865-1940), English historian and Warden of New College, Oxford [William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore (1885-1964), 4th Baron Harlech]
Publication details: 
7 October 1936 and 12 March 1937; both on letterheads of 'The Warden's Lodgings, New College, Oxford'.
£65.00

Both items good, on lightly-aged paper. Letter One: 4to, 1 p. Begins 'The College today at its Special General Meeting did itself the honour of electing you to an Honorary Fellowship. We trust that it may not be unacceptable to you to be thus associated with our Society. There are no duties, save that of wearing a surplice in Chapel on Sundays and Feasts of the Church.' He thanks Gore for his 'generous words' of the previous day. Letter Two: 4to, 2 pp.

Autograph Note Signed ('Eleanor M Sidgwick') to 'Miss Chittenden, Cambridge Training Corps, Wollaston Road, Cambridge'.

Author: 
Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick [née Balfour] (1845-1936), Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge
Publication details: 
16 August 1907; on letterhead of Newnham College, Cambridge.
£28.00

16mo, 1 p. In a bifolium. Seven lines. Clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In stamped, addressed envelope. Asks if Chittenden will 'come to luncheon' on one of the two following days, as Sidgwick 'hardly saw' her on the previous day.

Printed Receipt, completed in manuscript and signed, for five works by Williamson legally deposited in the Library of the British Museum.

Author: 
Department of Printed Books, British Museum, London [George Charles Williamson (1858-1942), writer on art and historian of Guildford; George Bell & Sons]
Publication details: 
6 October 1904; Department of Printed Books, British Museum, London.
£25.00

On one side of piece of paper 23.5 x 16 cm. With perforated edge. Good, on aged paper, with traces with strip of glue from previous mount on reverse. Printed in copperplate. The deposited works are 'Notes on the Maces, Insignia of Office, and Town Plate of the Town of Guildford', 'Progress of Catholic Work', 'Token Pamphlet', 'Guildford Shakespeare' and 'County Town'. Ostensibly signed by the 'Keeper', but the signature is not decipherable (''). In his obituary in The Times, 6 July 1942, Williamson was praised as 'a highly industrious and versatile writer on art'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Caird') to James MacLehose.

Author: 
John Caird (1820-1898), Church of Scotland minister, theologian and Principal of Glasgow University [James MacLehose (1811-1885), Glasgow publisher and bookseller; Rev. Dr James Paterson]
Publication details: 
July 6 [no year, but accompanied by an envelope postmarked 29 July 1881]; Venlaw Bank, Peebles, on cancelled letterhead of The University, Glasgow.
£56.00

12mo, 2 pp. Good, on lightly aged paper with slight creasing at head. He is enclosing a letter (not present) apologising 'for absence from Dr. Patersons funeral'. Asks if MacLehose can help him find the address of 'A. Craig Paterson'. 'I know that one of the sons is an English clergyman, but am not sure whether this is he.' The envelope, addressed by Caird to 'Jas. MacLehose Esq. | St. Vincent St. | Glasgow', bears a purple penny stamp, postmarked '159' beside a circular postmark in black ink, containing '4 H | GLASGOW | JU 29 | 81'

Memorial to the Right Honourable W. E. Gladstone, M.P., First Lord of the Treasury, on the Proposed Scottish University Commission and Increase of State Endowment of Theology in Scotland.

Author: 
Executive Committee of the Scottish Disestablishment Association[, William Henderson, Chairman].
Publication details: 
3 March 1883; 10 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
£35.00

4to bifoliate pamphlet; four paginated pages. Neatly folded twice. Some wear along creases, and with top half of recto of first leaf grubby and with one pinhole, otherwise in good condition. Begins 'THE University Chairs of Theology in Scotland are sectarian, in the sense of being restricted to one section of the Presbyterians of Scotland - the Church Established. This restriction has been felt as a very injurious and offence part of Church Establishment in Scotland, because in all other respects the Scottish Universities are national and catholic.'

Autograph Letter Signed to W. J. Daniel, student of the University of Glasgow.

Author: 
James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose [GLASGOW UNIVERSITY]
Publication details: 
10 January 1834; London.
£100.00

Scottish noble (1755-1836) and Chancellor of Glasgow University. 2 pages, 16mo. Creased and with one closed tear, but in good condition overall, and with the blank second leaf of the bifoliate attached to a piece of card. He has received Daniel's letter of 6 January, and although he hopes that 'the Publication in question, may do honor to the Contributors, & promote the prosperity of the University of Glasgow', he does not 'consider that it would be judicious, for the Chancellor of the University to appear as a Subscriber'.

Printed handbill of Cambridge University 'List of Honours at the Bachelor of Arts' Commencement, January 25, 1868.'

Author: 
Cambridge University [Victorian degrees; nineteenth-century education]
Publication details: 
[Cambridge: 1868.]
£75.00

Printed on one side of a 4to leaf (dimensions roughly 24.5 x 21.5 cm). A frail survival among university ephemera: aged and lightly foxed and creased, with a couple of central vertical 5 cm closed tears. Beneath the heading are the names of the two Moderators (Frost and Hayward of St John's) and two Examiners (Cockshott of Trinity and Steel of Gonville and Caius).George Darwin included Second Wrangler. Arranged in numerical order across three columns: 'Wranglers', 'Senior Optimes' and 'Junior Optimes'. Names and colleges of 102 individuals given.

Autograph Letter Signed "J Marcet" to "R. Sharp / Park Lane" [Richard 'Conversation' Sharp (DNB)]

Author: 
Jane Marcet, writer for the young (DNB)
Publication details: 
No place or date given.
£45.00

Four pages, 16mo, inc. address page, one chip and some staining marginally affecting text. She is happy to accept his invitation, and accepts it on behalf of her daughter and Mr Romilly [her son-in-law]. "Mr E. Romilly feels some scruple at accepting an invitation which it is possible urgent business in the house [Parliament] would prevent him from waiting on you." In a postscript she reminds him that he has offered his support in the ballot at the Athenaeum on the following Monday.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Clunie') to an unnamed male autograph collector.

Author: 
John Clunie (1784-1858), Principal of Leaf Square and Seedley Grove Academies, 1812 to 1837
Publication details: 
20 June 1836; Seedley Grove, near Manchester.
£50.00

One page, on piece of lightly aged paper, roughly six and a half inches by seven. Strip neatly torn away at head (not affecting text, but perhaps bearing recipient's address). Good, with a little damage from breaking of wafer and slight evidence of previous mounting on revese. Thirteen lines. He is sending the selected autographs, and will 'be happy to receive, at your leisure, those of Currie, Daubeny, Mc.Culloch, Flowers, Woodville & Phillips & Jones - or such 5 of them as you can best spare'.

Corrected Typescript of 'Der Pyramidenbauer'; Corrected Typescript of German lecture; photocopy of Manuscript article 'Der Kanon des Kosmos', with English translation; two pages of German manuscript notes; 56 printed cosmological diagrams.

Author: 
Eberhard Wortmann [Hermann Hesse; Sacred Geometry; Neoplatonism]
Publication details: 
Der Kanon des Kosmos' dated '24. II. 71, Berkeley, California'; the whole in envelope postmarked 1975.
£450.00

Wortmann - whose 'Das Gesetz Des Kosmos' (1965) is considered a cosmological masterpiece - corresponded with Hermann Hesse, and was the only modern author to be described by him as a master of the Glass Bead Game. The Sacred Science Institute in America is presently working with Wortmann's family to bring out an edition of his work. The collection is discoloured with age and some leaves are slightly dog-eared, but the whole is in good condition.

Ten Typed Letters to Mark Bonham-Carter (one signed 'Charles', one signed 'C. W.', seven initialed in type, one signed Charles in type).

Author: 
Charles Wegener [UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO]
Publication details: 
Four without year, the others between 1948 and 1950; only two addressed, one from Oak Park and the other from 5336 University Ave, Chicago.
£400.00

American educator and philosopher (1921-2002), one of the key figures during the reorganization of the University of Chicago’s undergraduate college in the 1960s and 70s. All ten items quarto: five items one page in length and five two pages in length. Text legible throughout, but all items creased and some on paper discoloured with age. With occasional fraying to edges and a few closed tears. Several with pencil notes by Bonham-Carter on reverse.

Autograph Letter Signed to [Wm. Bellows, son of publisher of pocket French Dictionary].

Author: 
Ed. Tallichet.
Publication details: 
[[Headed notepaper with printed account of the "Bibliotheque Universelle" in left margin] Lausanne, 21 juin 1902. En francais.
£36.00

Directeur de "La Bibliotheque Universelle et Revue suisse". Two pages, 8vo, good condition. Most of the letter consists of information about and praise of a hotel in the Alps.

Catalogus Senatus Academici . . . in Universitate Harvardiana

Author: 
Harvard University
Publication details: 
1818
£80.00

Disbound, poor condition. SIGNED by George Bancroft (American historian and politician, 1800-1891). Bancroft is listed as an alumnus in this book.

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