9b [Ackermann] The History of Rugby School; Dedicated, by Permission, to the Noblemen and Gentleman Trustees of that Insitution. Ackermann.

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9b [Ackermann] The History of Rugby School; Dedicated, by Permission, to the Noblemen and Gentleman Trustees of that Insitution

London: R. Ackermann, 1916.

First separate edition. Folio. Bound in 19th century three-quarters vellum, cloth sides. 14 x 11 inches (35 x 28 cm); [1] ff., 34 pp., Five superb hand-colored aquatint engravings. As noted in Abbey Scenery 438, Ackermann's The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster..., which included Rugby, was available for sale by the school. The headmaster of Rugby at this time was the Reverend John Wooll, notorious for his floggings; after his resignation in 1828, he was succeeded by the redoubtable Thomas Arnold, whose reforms long influenced English education. Slight loss of cloth to front board (about 2 x .5 inches), some offsetting from plates, occasional minor foxing. Overall very good copy of a nice Ackermann printing.

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