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Lecture on the Manifestations of Education in Different Ages. Delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at Keene, N.H., August, 1851, Bates, Samuel W.
1 Bates, Samuel W. Lecture on the Manifestations of Education in Different Ages. Delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at Keene, N.H., August, 1851
Boston Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1851 no Wraps Good 
Pamphlet, lacking any wrappers that may have been issued. Appears disbound from a larger work. 42 pp. A speech on education throughout history, exploring its role and influence from ancient Greece to the Middle Ages to the then present time, with a look at religion and its shaping and contribution to education. GOOD condition. General toning to the paper, with scattered foxing and spotting throughout, mostly to the last few pages. Faint dampstain along the lower edge. Minor wrinkling and curling along the extremities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Delano, Georgia Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau: 19th Century Pioneers in Open Education
New York City College School of Education 1978 no Original Wraps Very Good 
20 pp. With a brief bibliography. Published for a two day conference celebrating open education in New York. A brief but in depth look at the contributions of Alcott and Thoreau to the idea of open educations, examining their philosophies and ideas, as well as implementation of those ideas in a school setting. VERY GOOD condition with minor uneven fading to the covers. Minor edgewear and very minor soiling. Interior clean and solid with minor browning. 
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3 Draper, Andrew S. The Crucial Test of the Public School System. Abstract of an Address Delivered in Boston March 25, 1897, at the Request of the Woman's Education Association
No Place No Publisher no Original Wraps Good 
No printer, publisher, place or date given. Presumed circa 1897. Pamphlet. 16 pp. Draper, a former judge in Alabama and superintendant of public instruction of New York City and Superintendant of Schools in Cleveland, also served as the President of the University of Illinois, and devoted much of his career to furthering causes in public education. This speech addresses problems in public education in larger cities, from poor communication between teacher and student to the politics of school boards and, briefly, the integration of foreign students into schools. Draper asserts that the public school system, despite its flaws, is a reflection of the United States and its democratic form of government. GOOD condition. Moderate scuff with minor staining at the upper right corner, with the scuff affecting all pages. Minor soiling, creasing and edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Mann, Horace (editor). The Common School Journal. Vol. III Nos. 22, 23, 24. November to December 1841
Boston Marsh, Capen, Lyon and Webb 1841 no Original Wraps Good 
Three issues bound in plain paper wraps. Pagination runs 337-384. Founded and edited by Horace Mann, The Common School Journal addressed issues of public school, advocating positive school reforms and arguing for public funding for schools. Mann saw education as a way for young people to become responsible citizens. Mann was a Massachusetts legislator and one of the country's first educational reformers, actively reforming school systems and establishing ideas used by many schools throughout the country during the 19th century. These particular three issues discuss various educational themes and issues, as well as containing a running letter 'from a teacher to her young female friend,' in which various geographical topics are discussed. This includes a brief discussion of islands in the South Pacific and Australasia, including brief mention of the Society Islands, and mention (name only) of the Sandwich Islands and Easter Island among others. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy wrinkling to the wraps, with some soiling and minor staining (lower front cover). Some writing in ink and pencil to the upper front cover. Minor scattered foxing in the interior. Faint dampstain at the lower fore edge. Owner's name in pencil on the first page. Sabin 14997 (for the complete run). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Mofford, Juliet H. and Kerry A. O'Brien Good Common Schools, Education in York, Maine 1700-1900
York, ME Old York Historical Society 1984 no Original Wraps Good Ex-Library 
37 pages. Illustrated. A history of early schooling in York, Maine, including Joseph and Samuel Moody and the evolution of schooling in the community. Ex-Museum Library copy. With the usual library markings: spine label and stamps. Good condition, spine sun-faded. Some creasing to the wraps. Minor soiling and toning. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Moran, Michael G. Frank Aydelotte and the Oxford Approach to English Studies in America, 1908-1940
Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A. University Press of America 2006 0761834788 / 9780761834786 Trade Paperback Very Good 
183 pages including index. Through a biographical approach, this book examines Frank Aydelotte's contributions to English studies in America, and the various influences on his ideals. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling to the upper front cover. Minor scuffing and edgewear. Interior clean and solid with a large crease present to the lower corners of pages 159-162. 
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7 No author Given Circulars of Information of the Bureau of Education. No. 5-1880. English Rural Schools
Washington Government printing Office 1880 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 26 pp. With a fold out architectural type illustration of a school, as well as several small inset floor plans of a school. A report on observations made by a US educator/school administrator (Henry W. Hulbert) on a trip to England and Wales in 1878. This was undertaken to see firsthand the effects of English efforts to reform the school system in England, in an effort to help children in rural areas. These observations were then to be applied to the school system in America, especially those in rural areas. With a few illustrations providing looks at school house design. GOOD+ condition. Heavy browning/offsetting along the lower edge. Minor uneven darkening, soiling and a few faint stains. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Pritscher, Conrad P. Einstein and Zen. Learning to Learn
New York Peter Lang 2010 1433108704 / 9781433108709 Trade Paperback Good 
242 pages. An argument in favor of free schooling, comparing the mind of Albert Einstein to Zen conscious practice through the work of brain researchers, neuroscientists and physicists to highlight similarities between the two. GOOD condition. Minor rubbing and fading to the book. Minor underlining/notes to a few pages near the end of the book. A few dog ear creases to the pages. Owner's signature present, with a note in ink to the last page. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Ross, Stephen The Meaning of Education
The Hague Martinus Nijhoff 1966 no Wraps Good 
Printed orange card stock wraps. 114 pp. A philosophical work exploring the meaning of education as it relates to the shaping of the human experience, asserting that education should be grounded in a theory of the self as opposed to a theory in which education is viewed in a moral role that adds an extrinsic value to the human experience. GOOD+ condition. Moderate offsetting/fading along the extremities of the covers. Minor soiling to the the wraps, with a few small creases. Some scuffing along the edges. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Home-Made Kindergarten, Smith, Nora A
10 Smith, Nora A The Home-Made Kindergarten
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1912 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Yellowish-green cloth. 117 pages. A detailed guide to conducting a kindergarten in one's home, based upon the teachings of Friederich Frobel. This includes explanations for incorporating educational play into both outdoor and indoor activities, and using whatever might be in the home for play and educational tools. Nora Archibald Smith was an American born author, the sister of Kate Douglas Wiggin and writer of many children's books, as well as being an advocate for kindergarten as envisioned by Frobel. Friederich Frobel was a German educator who created the concept of kindergarten, as well as being an early advocator for the unique educational needs of children. While his ideas were initially dismissed, they eventually took hold in Germany, the United States and other countries in the late 1800's to early 1900's (see wikipedia for the previous information). GOOD condition. Heavy fading and offsetting to the book along the extremities, with some browning present. Minor soiling. A small spot present to the center rear cover. Light edgewear. Interior clean and solid. Minor foxing to the fore edge, with a few spots present in the fore edge margins. Small chip to the center fore edge of page 7. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Thomas, M. Carey. Butler, Nicholas Murray (editor). Education of Women. Monographs on Education in the United States. No. 7
No Place J.B. Lyon Company 1898 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 40 pp. With a few graphs. Apparently done for the Department of Education for the United States Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900. A study of higher (college) education available to women in the United States at the end of the 19th century, examining both coed schools and schools for women, and providing statistics of enrollment numbers, number of colleges available, etc. Thomas also studys trends, curriculum and other topics related to women's education. Martha Carey Thomas was a noted 19th century feminist, suffragist and educator, serving as the second president of Bryn Mawr College. GOOD condition. Heavy chipping to the wrapper along the front fore edge, with loss along its lower half. A half moon chip missing from the center rear cover fore edge. Moderate offsetting/darkening along the extremities Minor soiling. Wrappers chipped and split along the front hinge, with some loss. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Various Authors Educational Theory. 128 issues, a broken run from 1968-2010
Champaign, IL University of Illinois, Publishe no Wraps Good 
dates vary. Wraps. Various pagination. A large, incomplete run of this journal devoted to, as the journal's website states, 'issues in the philosophy of education. But its scope of theoretical work is much broader than that and it has always been a venue where philosophers and theoretically inclined scholars from other educational disciplines engage in a shared conversation about educational ideas, values, and policy issues.' The journal has been published since 1951. All are in GOOD or better condition, with varying amounts of minor soiling, creasing, fading and scuffing. A few with minor staining to the exterior. Some with address labels. Possible underlining in a few issues, although preliminary examinations found none. Issues included as follows: 1968-Summer and Fall; complete years (all 4 issues) from 1969-1974; 1975-Summer, fall, winter; complete years (all 4 issues) from 1976-1977; 1978-summer, fall and winter; 1979-1980 complete; 1981-summer/fall, winter; 1982-83 complete; 1984-spring, summer and winter; 1985-spring, summer, winter; 1986-summer, fall, winter; 1987-spring, fall, winter; 1988-spring and fall; 1989- spring, summer, winter; 1990- spring, fall, winter; 1991-92 complete; 1993- spring, fall, winter; 1994 complete; 1995-summer, fall, winter; 1996-99 complete; 2000-spring, summer, winter; 2001-02 complete; 2003-spring, summer, fall; 2005, number 1; 2006, numbers 3-4; 2010, number 5. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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13 Various Authors Instructive and Amusing: Essays on Toys, Games and Education in New England. Essex Institute Historical Collections, April 1987. Vol. 123, No. 2.
Salem Essex Institute 1987 no Original Wraps Very Good 
229 pages. Illustrated. Contains articles on education in New England, including, "To Please and Instruct the Children" by Robert K. Weis. "Elizabeth Peabody: A Pioneer in the Kindergarten Movement in America" by Louise B. Swiniarski and others. VERY GOOD condition. Light fading along the extremities. Minor rubbing and edgewear. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Various Authors The Harvard Educational Review. Incomplete run of 75 issues from 1962 to 1992
Cambridge Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Publisher no Wraps Good 
All in printed wraps. A lengthy run of this noted academic journal, founded in 1930, and dealing with a broad range of topics related to education. Issues present are: Fall 1962; Spring and Winter 1963; Fall 1964; 1965, 1966 complete; spring, summer and winter of 1967; 1968 complete; spring, summer and winter of 1969; 1970 complete; November 1972 and 1973; 1974 and 1975 complete; May, August, November of 1976; February, May and November of 1977; 1978 complete; May and August of 1979; 1980 and 1981 complete; February, August, November of 1982; November of 1983; May and November of 1985; August 1986; February, August, November of 1987; May, August, November of 1988; February, May and November of 1989; February of 1990; and spring and summer of 1992. All in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition with varying amounts of fading, soiling, scuffing and edgewear. All spines rather faded. A few with minor notes/marking on the front cover. Fall 1964, spring 1965 and 1967, November 1976, August 1979 and 1988, November 1988 with extensive underlining to one or more sections. Minor underlining to February 1989. A few ownership signatures present to front covers or interiors. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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15 White, E.E. A Primary Arithmetic, Uniting Oral and Written Exercises in a Natural System of Instruction. White's Grade School Series
Cincinnati Van Antwerp, Bragg and Co 1868 no Hard Cover Fair 
Printed paper covered boards with a black cloth spine. Small black and white illustrations throughout, with a few larger illustrations at the beginnings of chapters. A work written for grade school level children, exploring addition, subtraction and multiplication through principles of counting, use of word problems and illustrations. FAIR condition. Minor to moderate soiling and minor staining to the covers. Uneven darkening. Some scuffing. Extremities rather worn and scuffed, with some bumping and minor loss of paper. Cloth faded, worn and soiled along the spine, with a few small splits. Rear hinge cracked and separating, tenuously holding on to the text block. Front hinge cracked but a bit more solid. Endpapers torn, with some loss, and bearing writing, creasing, browning and soiling. Sporadic pencil marks and notes throughout, with some tearing, soiling and staining to the paper. Text block weak but intact. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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