Education: Books About Education Topics

Education: Books About Education Topics

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Fork Union Military Acdemy Catalog
1 Fork Union Military Acdemy Catalog
Fork Union, Virginia Fork Union Miliary Academy Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice, clean catalog for this Virginia Christian military academy designed to prepare boys for college. Spiral bound to lie flat and brown pebbled boards with gilt to face. Measures 8"x11" and has 117 pages. No names or wriiting and pristine pages -- high quality coated paper. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs. Curiously, there is no date, but the President of the school at this time was Colonel James Caldwell Wicker who in 1950 as head of Fork Union made a splash in educational circles with a new type of curriculum. Th s appears to be from the 50's also, but late fifties, given the fins on the large cars in the parking lot. Offers families an overview of the athletics, educational, and moral aspects of the school. A card pocket at back is empty -- likely contained application. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Hinckley High School Class of 1940 Memory Book Hinckley, Ohio
Hinckley, Ohio Hinckley High School 1940 Soft Cover Very Good 
Clean blue card cover printed in back with gold medallion stating the year of 1940. Tied with gold cording and tassel. Measures 5"x7-3/4" and is likewise clean inside. In addition to the usual signatures and filled-in info about the class, there is a charming array of calling cards each slipped into its own designed spot -- a total of 14. At the back there is also a special pocket for momentos in which is found a handwritten menu for the class banquet which was held at the Lake Shore Hotel. In addition to pertinent info about the event, there is also a crisp folded coaster from the hotel. This menu measures 4-1/2"x6" is covered with ribboned tied black paper featuring a cut-out design of a boat on water. The previous owner was Florence Marie Conant. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Lawrenceville School Mid-winter Program 1935
Lawrenceville, New Jersey Lawrenceville School 1935 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice book -- clean and tightly bound. Pages pristine -- cover shows toning at edges, flat corner creases to both front corners and two tiny edge tears. Published to present information on the production of "Whistling In the Dark", a play produced and acted by the Periwig Club, the upcoming "Prom" or Promenade as it was called, and the state of the various athletics departments. Includes drawings, bios of the cast, a Periwig history, and large full-page photographs of Headmaster and Mrs. Heely, the basketball team and coaches, leaders of the Periwig Club, the swim team, the orchestra, the hockey team, the polo team and the prom committee. Ads for local businesses. Measures 7"x10-1/2" and has 32 pages. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 Memorial of Samuel Eells
Cleveland, Ohio Cobb, Andrews & Company 1873 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Tightly bound and very clean with nice beveled edge to both boards. Brown cloth shows small bit of wear to corners and to crown and tail of spine, but no cracking to hinges, either fornt or back. Pages are also very clean with very light overall foxing to two blank pages at fornt and back. Eells was a 19th century American philosopher, essayist ,and orator who founded the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity in 1832 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Book offers biographical information, the story of the fraternity, a copy of an address given by him at Miami University on the study of the classics, and more. 255 pages. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Moments in Time; 150 Years of Marietta College in Pictures
5 Moments in Time; 150 Years of Marietta College in Pictures
Marietta, Ohio Marietta College 1985 Soft Cover Very Good Oblong 
Beautiful book, spiral bound to lie flat. Comprised of large photos -- many full page -- with captions which collectively trace the history of Marrietta College located in Ohio's Washington County. All photos are in black and white and printed on glossy, quality paper. Book measures 9-1/4" tall and 12-1/2" across. Other than a small bit of corner wear, it's clean and nice with no names or writing. 97 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
6 The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1899 Soft Cover Very Good 
A very nice and very early issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine -- only the second of the first volume to be published. Measures 7-1/2"x9-3/4" and is very clean and tightly bound. Faults are confined to a small bit of wear to tail of spine, a snipped corner at upper back. a crease and softening to lower back corner, and a bit of paper from the cover adhered to first page near gutter. Pristine cover and pages. Illustrated nicely with photographs and art including a full page color image of the American flag and two other works of art sporting a color wash. Main article topics include the statue of John Harvard, Harvard's Randall Hall, and the story of the U.S. auxilairy cruiser steamship Harvard 's harrowing trip while scouting for the Spanish Armada. Also includes student literature -- one play and several poems, as well as info on Harvard golf. Great ads from well-known concerns such as Brooks Brothers, Provident Life & Trust, and Perrier-Jouet champagne, but also businesses that slipped quietly into the annals of time. Hot items and services include "colored shirtings", pianoforte lessons, art to adorn student rooms, laundries. beer and wine, hats, carriages, jewelry, and tailoring. The most humorous is an ad for "Pillows -- Ballet pillows, foot-ball pillows, college pillows, fraternity pillows, and pillows to throw." 55 pages, plus the ads. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
7 The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1899 Soft Cover Very Good 
A very nice and very early issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine -- only the second of the first volume to be published. Measures 7-1/2"x9-3/4" and is very clean and tightly bound. Faults are confined to a small bit of wear to tail of spine, a snipped corner at upper back. a crease and softening to lower back corner, and a bit of paper from the cover adhered to first page near gutter. Pristine cover and pages. Illustrated nicely with photographs and art including a full page color image of the American flag and two other works of art sporting a color wash. Main article topics include the statue of John Harvard, Harvard's Randall Hall, and the story of the U.S. auxilairy cruiser steamship Harvard 's harrowing trip while scouting for the Spanish Armada. Also includes student literature -- one play and several poems, as well as info on Harvard golf. Great ads from well-known concerns such as Brooks Brothers, Provident Life & Trust, and Perrier-Jouet champagne, but also businesses that slipped quietly into the annals of time. Hot items and services include "colored shirtings", pianoforte lessons, art to adorn student rooms, laundries. beer and wine, hats, carriages, jewelry, and tailoring. The most humorous is an ad for "Pillows -- Ballet pillows, foot-ball pillows, college pillows, fraternity pillows, and pillows to throw." 55 pages, plus the ads. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 The Lawrenceville School Catalog for the Year 1931-1932
Lawrence, New Jersey Lawrenceville School 1932 Soft Cover Fine Wraps, Very Good 
Beautiful catalog printed on heavy cream paper and illustrated nicely throughout with beautiful black and white full page photos of the grounds and buildings.Text offers much information on the extensive history of the school for boys, as well as pertinent data on entrance requirements, fees, mandatory exams, rules and regulations, a list of chapel preachers, the full graduating class of 1931-32, a list of honors and honorees, and even an enumeration by locale of the home states or countries of students. What's especially interesting are snippets such as these ,"every boy entering the School is required to have his eyes examined and his teeth gone over before he comes to Lawrenceville" and "smoking is permitted, under close restrictions, to members of the Fifth Form, and to those underformers who are seventeen and a half years of age or above, whose parents or guardians authorize such permission." An altogether elegant publication with much description of amenities. 86 pages. Book is very clean and nice with just a small bit of browning to edges and a few errant smudges to cover. Pages pristine. An unused application for admission laid-in. Other Lawrenceville ephemera from the 20's and 30's available. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 The Lighting of Schools; A Guide to Good Practice (Includes Two Additional Items)
New York Holophane Company Inc. 1927 Soft Cover Good-plus 
A very scarce and interesting bit of ephemera. The main booklet (No. 344-A) is oversized at 8-1/2"x11". It is very clean and tightly bound. Only defect is faint dampstain and some mild crinkling to very bottom edge of pages, affecting a height of less than half an inch. Illustrated nicely with drawings and several black and white photographs with text -- 24 pages. Also laid in is a leaflet, also produced by Holophane entitled "Computation of Proper Wire Size Based On Delivering Rated Voltage to the Lamps Instead of Safe Current Capacity of Wires." Also includes a color page laid-in showing the reflection factor of various colors. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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I Will Plant Me A Tree: An Illustrated  History of Gresham's Schooll (SIGNED 1st), Benson, Steve
10 Benson, Steve I Will Plant Me A Tree: An Illustrated History of Gresham's Schooll (SIGNED 1st)
London James & James 2002 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed & Inscribed By Author
Very handsome book, pristine inside and out. No names or writing other than the SIGNATURE and inscription of the author on the title page. It reads thus, "To ----'s Daddy with my best wishes, Steve Benson." The book opens with a chapter by Martin Crossley Evans who worte the history of the school's early beginnings. The rest os covered by Benson, relete with numerous black and white photographs. The school pulled back from the classical mode to open a new kind of school which focused on modern languages and sciences. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 168 pages. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Behind the Ivy: Fifty Years in One University and With Vistis to Sundry Others, Berry, Romeyn
11 Berry, Romeyn Behind the Ivy: Fifty Years in One University and With Vistis to Sundry Others
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press 1950 Presumed First Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed & Inscribed By Author
Book itself is clea nand tightly bound with no cracks to hinges and pristine pages throughout. Former owner wrote his name and the date 1950 on the front free endpaper. The author wrote on the title page at top thus: "With every good wish, Romeyn Berry." The dustjacket paper is still crips, but edges of white endflap-s are browned a bitand there ischipt to bother corners to all four corners at front and one at back (see photos), but looks very handsome in brand new mylar. Book is a memoir of college and university life filled with anecdotes, nostalgia, and plain solid reporting. 337 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Shaker Heights Then and Now, Bowers, Dr. C.A.
12 Bowers, Dr. C.A. Shaker Heights Then and Now
Shaker Heights, Ohio Shaker Heights Board of Education 1938 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is not a commonly seen book which contrasts life from the early Shakers of Shaker Colony to modern times in Shaker Heights of the late 1930's. Book is amply illustrated with black and white photographs and maps with a strong emphasis on schools and education. Book measures 9" x 11-3/4" with 128 pages. Book is clean and tightly bound with just one small spot to front cover at top near spine (see photos) and some darkness along back cover next to spine st top (again, see photo). Overall it's a very nice book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Majic Bus An American Odyssey (SIGNED 1st Ed.), Brinkley, Douglas
13 Brinkley, Douglas The Majic Bus An American Odyssey (SIGNED 1st Ed.)
New York Harcourt-Brace 1993 051556946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
I somehow missed this book when it came out, but it's a great read. It's about a a young professor, the author, who took 17 students on a sleep-over bus as part of Hofstra University's traveling course, Art and Culture Across America. This was the maiden voyage and it included reading 12 books by great American writers, saw Bob Dylan in Seattle, gambled at a Vegas casino, danced to Bourbon Street jazz in New Orleans, visited Elvis Presley's Graceland and William Faulkner's Rowan Oak. But that wasn't all -- they meditated at a Buddhist college, branded cattle, hiked the Rockies rode the rapids in the Rio Grande, and experienced an earthquake. After that it was time to have a look at America's history. The book is a first edition, SIGNED by the author to Neil Postman, an American author himself, as well as an. educator, media theorist and cultural critic. He was also noted for his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, published in 1992.. This book is clean and tightly bound with no creasing to paper . There are no tears or chips to dustjacket and no priceclip. It will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. The only faults are small flat creases to the corners. Very minor, Book measures 9-1/4" x 7-1/4" and has 513 pages. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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School Architecture: Manual for Architects and School Authorities, Bruce, William George
14 Bruce, William George School Architecture: Manual for Architects and School Authorities
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Johnson Service Company 1910 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ 
Very clean inside and out with virtually no wear and no names or writing. Measures just 4-1/4"x5-1/2" and is well illustraed with black and white photographs of various types of school architecture -- actual buildings from around the U.S.. Text is divided into five chapters: preliminary requirements, the building, the classroom, special rooms, and heating and ventilating. 287 pages, plus back matter. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Out of the Heart: A Century of PEO (1869-1969 (SIGNED), Clapp. Tella
15 Clapp. Tella Out of the Heart: A Century of PEO (1869-1969 (SIGNED)
Des Moines, Iowa The PEO Sisterhood 1968 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice book -- clean and tihghtly bound with no names or writing other than the SIGNATURE of the author, Stella Clapp who signed without inscription. The organization exists in the 21st century, still aiding women to get access to college . The PEO now owns Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri known for its liberal arts and scieces. The front of the book shows very nice color portraits of women who made the endeavor happen. Book measures 6-1.2" x 9-1.4" and has 365 pages. There are also color and black and white photos throughout the text. Only detractions are a light skim of foxing to the outer edges and an area that appears to have been repaired with glue along the spine viewed from the back board (see photo). 
Price: 45.00 USD
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San Francisco Theological Seminary; The Making of a Western School of the Church 1871-1998, Coote, Robert B.; Hadsell, John S.
16 Coote, Robert B.; Hadsell, John S. San Francisco Theological Seminary; The Making of a Western School of the Church 1871-1998
San Anselmo, California First Presbyterian Church 1999 096697560x / 9780966975604 Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book, pristine inside and out and with no names or writing. Measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 325 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, some vintage. Bookmark from school bookshop laid-in. A detailed history. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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An Improbable College and Other Convocation Addresses, Copeland, Henry
17 Copeland, Henry An Improbable College and Other Convocation Addresses
Wooster, Ohio College of Wooster 1995 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, beautiful copy with just small spots of isolated edgewear. Not commonly found. A compilation of 15 opening convocations by Henry Copeland who served as president of Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio from 19977 to 1995. Also includes his innaugural address. 171 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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18 Coss, Clay (editor) Visual History Wall Maps (set of 10 in Folder with Teacher's Guide)
Washington, D.C. Civic Education Service 1966 Soft Cover Like New VG Folder 
Beautiful, colorful collection of ten pictorial wall maps designed for classroom use. Appear to have never been used and all fit snugly in specially designed blue accordian folder with silver printing to face. Includes teacher guide. Maps include: Exploration and Discovery, which covers early explorers such as Pizarro, Columbus, de Soto etc.; Colonization which covers the original 13 colonies, fur trading, and Native Americans; the American Revolution; the Western Frontier; American Indians; Immigration; A House Divided, which covers the period leading up to the Civil War; the Civil War; Literary America which focuses on authors such as Benet, Alcott, Iriving, Melville, Whitman, Twain, Faulkner, Ferber, etc.; and 20th Century America which covers the high points up to the Civil Rights era. Maps measure 28"x37". 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Charlotte Haxall Noland 1883-1969, DeButts, Mary Custis Lee et al
19 DeButts, Mary Custis Lee et al Charlotte Haxall Noland 1883-1969
Middleburg, Virginia Foxcroft School 1971 Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book with such lovely textured paper and deckled edges. The green cloth binding is in excellent condition without dustjacket as per design. Book is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing inside. Book is a gift of memories of the subject who fiounded Foxcroft School in Virginia. Not only was it a good one, but unusual for its time. Women were exposed to fishing, riding and basketball -- and this in 1914! The text is interesting and the large historic photograph are wonderful. Book measures 7" x 9-1/2" with 100 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Early Days of Cape Cod Community College  (SIGNED), Delores Bird Carpenter
20 Delores Bird Carpenter The Early Days of Cape Cod Community College (SIGNED)
West Barnstable, Massachusetts Cape Cod Community College 1989 0962410306 / 9780962410307 Presumed First Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Everything about this book is clean and bright with no defects of note. The jacket will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. The author SIGNED on the title page with no inscription. At first glance I thought it might be useful for historic reference and the evolution of college. But it is much more than that. It's a book to keep with memories of the college clubs, "Animal House Antics". college publications, sports, and more. he book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/2" with 220 pages.Lots of names in the back of the book. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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A Grand River Album: Institute and Academy 1831 1981 (Ohio Western Reserve), Grand River Academy Sesquicentennial Committee
21 Grand River Academy Sesquicentennial Committee A Grand River Album: Institute and Academy 1831 1981 (Ohio Western Reserve)
Ohio Grand River Academy Sesquicentennial Committee 1981 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ Oblong 
A very nice clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Printed on a cream colored paper and illustrated throughout with documents and photos. The book traces the history of the first such school in the Western Reserve of Ohio, even predating Oberlin College, and follows it through to 1981. In the begimnning the school was lauded for its location which was miles from a grocery or srinking establishment and had about it an aura of religiousity. The school opened its doors to girls in 1972 and six arrived. 171 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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