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1 (Baumer, Lewis). Hay, Ian THE LIGHTER SIDE OF SCHOOL LIFE
London, Edinburgh and Boston: T. N. Foulis, Publisher, (1914). (1914). Good 
London, Edinburgh and Boston: T. N. Foulis, Publisher, (1914).. (1914).. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with some staining to the bottom edge & top corner of the front cover. 226 & [1] pages plus 15-page publisher's catalog. 12 color plates with tissue guards after pastel drawings by Lewis Baumer. There is a previous owner's ink name on the front endpaper. The overlapping front edges of some leaves are darkened with tiny chips. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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2 (Cambridge University) CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 1400-1934. With a Description of the New Building Opened by His Majesty the King 22 October 1934 / And an Acount of the New Science Buildings of Agriculture, Botany, Physiology and Zoology
Cambridge: The Cambridge University Press, 1934. 1934. Very good 
Cambridge: The Cambridge University Press, 1934.. 1934.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-3/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide] softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The spine & the adjacent edges of the wraps are darkened. The edges of the wraps are slightly creased & there is a small stain to the rear wrap. Title, 15 & [1] pages. Black-and-white frontispiece & black-and-white illustrations. The gutters are a bit darkened. Very good.

Laid in are a plan of the new science buildings and the original four-page program for the visit of the King and Queen and the opening of the library. The edges of the program are creased. Dust jacket present. 
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3 (Coburn, C.R.; Superintendent) REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS OF PENNSYLVANIA. For the Year Ending June 4,1863
Harrisburg: Singerly & Myers, State Printers, 1864. 1864. Good 
Harrisburg: Singerly & Myers, State Printers, 1864.. 1864.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with decorations in blind on both covers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped & the spine is slightly faded. xxxii & pages [25]-287. Illustrated with statistical tables. There is dampstaining to the bottom edges of the pastedowns with a presentation inscription on the front pastedown. There is light dampstaining to the bottom edges of most of the pages. Good. 
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4 (Darthmouth College) CATALOGUS SENATUS ACADEMICI, ET OMNIUM ALICUJUS GRADUS LAUREA EXORNATORUM, IN COLLEGIO DARTMUTHENSI, HANOVERAE, IN REPUBLICA NEO-HANTONIENSI
[Hanover, New Hampshire], 1843. 1843. Very good Signed
[Hanover, New Hampshire], 1843.. 1843.. Very good. - sc Octavo, softcovers bound in printed tan wraps. The covers are heavily rubbed, and stained with pieces out from the head and tail of the spine. There is a 3 inch long split to the front joint with warping to the top of the front cover. 80 pages. There is some foxing to the first and last leaves with some light dampstaining and a tiny tear to the front edge of the first few leaves. The page corners are creased. Otherwise the contents are very good.

From the library of the Rev. Walter Harris, D.D. of Dunbarton, N.H., signed by him on the back cover. Walter Harris was the first pastor of the Congregationalists in Dunbarton, N.H.

A catalogue listing the Presidents and faculty as well as the alumni of Darthmouth College from 1763 to 1843.

SCARCE. 
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5 (Graham, Andrew J.) FIRST STANDARD-PHONOGRAPHIC READER. / In the Corresponding Style
New York: Andrew J. Graham, n.d. [1875]. n.d. [1875]. Good 
New York: Andrew J. Graham, n.d. [1875].. n.d. [1875].. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the front cover. The covers are bumped & rubbed with a white stain to the front cover & some bubbling to the cloth. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 82 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog, with pages [5]-72 printed in shorthand. Illustrations & decorative borders in black & white. There is occasional staining & soiling. Good.

The publication date is based on information in the catalog. The book was originally published in 1860. 
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6 (Harvard University). Gray, Francis Calley MR. GRAY'S LETTER TO GOVERNOR LINCOLN IN RELATION TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Boston: Hale's Steam-Power-Press, 1831. 1831. Good 
Boston: Hale's Steam-Power-Press, 1831.. 1831.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The wraps are bumped & lightly chipped with their edges darkened. There are creases to the bottom corners with creasing to the front edge of the rear wrap & a number of small stains to the front wrap. The spine is chipped & the rear wrap is partially detached. 48 pages. The bottom page corners are creased & some are soiled. The top page corners are lightly bumped. There are small stains to the top edge of the title with very light foxing to a few pages. Good.

First edition.

Writing to Levi Lincoln, Governor of Massachusetts, Gray defends Harvard against the criticisms of its detractors. Among other complaints, critics decry the usefulness of teaching Greek and Latin and maintain that there are too few students at Harvard and that their expenses are too great. First Edition. 
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7 (Murrin, John M.; Nugent, S. Georgia; et al) (Oberfranc, Gretchen; editor) PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CHRONICLE. Volume LXII 2000-2001 (Number 2 Winter 2001). (With Supplement)
(Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 2003). 2003). Fine 
(Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 2003).. 2003).. Fine. - Octavo, printed cream wrappers. [vi], pages 161-334 & [2] pages. Black- and-white illustrations. Fine.

Together with: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CHRONICLE. Volume LXIII, Numbers 1 & 2. Autumn 2001-Winter 2002. Supplement. Octavo, printed cream wrappers. 25 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles. Fine.

The Supplement refers to a three-day conference, "Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" hosted by Princeton in October 2001. A collection of writings by Jewish American writers was published in a double issue of the Chronicle [Volume LXIII, Numbers 1 & 2]. This supplement to that issue publishes facsimiles of correspondence that was not available earlier, including letters from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, S. J. Perelman and Delmore Schwartz. 
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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY HARRY A. BROWN, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, NEEDHAM, MASS., (Rugg, Harold). Brown, Harry A. Superintendent of Schools, Needham, Mass.
8 (Rugg, Harold). Brown, Harry A. Superintendent of Schools, Needham, Mass. TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY HARRY A. BROWN, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, NEEDHAM, MASS.
Needham, MA: September 7, 1946. 1946. Good Signed
- Lengthy 3-page letter typed on an 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide sheet of his personalized letterhead with his name & address printed in raised lettering in blind at top left and on 2 follow-up sheets. Signed "Harry A. Brown". There is a rusty paper-clip mark on each sheet at top left. On the first sheet this mark affects the printed address & is surrounded by some additional staining. There are a few tiny chips to the letter & the upper right edge of each sheet is creased. Folded twice for mailing. Good.

A friendly letter with excellent content to Harold Rugg, professor at Teachers College of Columbia University. Brown congratulates Rugg on the addition of Miss B. Marian Brooks to the faculty of Teachers College. He expresses his fears that able young people are not being appointed to the faculty and that "the few great minds" will all be retired in another ten years. "Miss Brooks represents to me just the kind of person who ought to be growing up with Teachers College to be a source of power for the Institution in another five or ten years. If I may speak in terms of Expressionism, I look upon people like Miss Brooks as an objectification of yourself, not in sound or in a painting or in a skyscraper; but in personality. Great teachers like yourself are great creative artist just as much as Sullivan, Whitman, and all the others that one could name. You create in just as real a sense as they have....When you produce, after three years of study, a person like Miss Brooks, it is self-portraiture of the most valuable kind...."

Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was an educational reformer associated with the Progressive education movement. Originally trained in civil engineering, he went on to study psychology, sociology and education at the University of Illinois. After teaching at the University of Chicago from 1915 to 1920, he took a job at the Teachers College where he stayed until he retired in 1951. He became a spokesman for the reconstructionist perspective which viewed formal education as an agent of social change.

Dr. Marian Brooks taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Milan, NH in the 1920s. She applied the lessons she learned there when she served as Chairwoman of the City College of New York Education Department. She was one of the founders of the "Open Corridors" program. She co-authored with Rugg "The Teacher in School and Society" [1950]. 
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9 (Ulich, Robert). Bereday, George Z. F.; editor LIBERAL TRADITIONS IN EDUCATION: Essays in Honor of Robert Ulich by His Students
Cambridge, MA: Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 1958. 1958. Fine 
Cambridge, MA: Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 1958.. 1958.. Fine. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt. xix & 139 pages. Near fine.

First edition.

Inscribed by Robert Ulich to a friend on the front endpaper: "Dr. H. Brugsch / friend and physician without whom these essays would not have been written / Robert Ulich". First Edition. 
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10 (Vassar College) VASSAR: A Brief Account of the History, Ideals, Purposes and Life of Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College, n.d. [circa 1920a-'30s]. n.d. [circa 1920a-'30s]. Very good 
Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College, n.d. [circa 1920a-'30s].. n.d. [circa 1920a-'30s].. Very good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in printed gray wraps. The edges of the wraps are darkened. There are 2 small stains to the front wrap & the head of the spine is chipped. Title & 46 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. The contents are very good. 
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11 (Vassar, Matthew). Linner, Edward R VASSAR: THE REMARKABLE GROWTH OF A MAN AND HIS COLLEGE 1855-1865. Edited by Elizabeth A. Daniels
Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College, (1984). (1984). 0916663000 / 9780916663001 Fine 
Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College, (1984).. (1984).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some light creasing to the corners & minor soiling to the front panel. xii, [ii] & 209 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THEODORE BRAMELD TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG., Brameld, Theodore. (1904-1987). Leading American philosopher and educator who developed a theory that schools were the ultimate source of political and social change.
12 Brameld, Theodore. (1904-1987). Leading American philosopher and educator who developed a theory that schools were the ultimate source of political and social change. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THEODORE BRAMELD TO EDUCATOR HAROLD RUGG.
New York: November 14, 1950. 1950. Very good Signed
New York: November 14, 1950.. 1950.. Very good. - Typed letter filling one side of a sheet of Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith letterhead with a printed list of ADL offices on the verso. Signed "Theodore Brameld".There is a tiny chip to the edge of the letterhead at top left. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine.

Brameld notes that he is writing at the ADL office because he is spending some time on Freedom Pamphlets problems. "We have just learned that you placed an order for several hundred copies of the Lindblom pamphlet. This gives us the idea that the series should be used by people in foundations work throughout the country. Would you be willing to lend me, for a few days, your list of people in foundations that you developed during your trip last winter?"

Theodore Brameld [1904-1987] was a leading philosopher and educator. His support for the philosophy of social reconstructionism dated from his doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Chicago where he trained under the progressive philosopher and politician T. V. Smith. After becoming intrigued by the ideas of John Dewey, he developed his own theory that schools were the ultimate source of political and social change.

One of the best-known educators during the Progressive era of education, Harold Rugg (1886-1960) was a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University. A Civil Engineer, he had become interested in how students learn and pursued a doctorate in education. He was responsible for producing the very first series of school textbooks from 1929 until the 1940's.

An excellent association. 
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13 Codell, Esme Raji EDUCATING ESME: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1999. 1999. 1565122259 / 9781565122253 Fine 
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1999.. 1999.. Fine. - Small octavo, yellow cloth backed boards, in a dust wrapper. Half-title, title, [1] leaf & 202 pages. Near fine.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Happy reading, Naomi! / Love, / Madame Esme". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EDUCATOR AND NEW HUMANIST NORMAN FOERSTER., Foerster, Norman. (1887-1972). American educator and prominent member of the New Humanist movement.
14 Foerster, Norman. (1887-1972). American educator and prominent member of the New Humanist movement. MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EDUCATOR AND NEW HUMANIST NORMAN FOERSTER.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Very good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Black-and-white portrait, approximately 5 inches high by 3 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper or magazine and mounted on a piece of cream paper 7-1/2 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide. Inscribed and signed on the mount below the portrait: "To Seymour Halpern / with good wishes / Norman Foerster". The top edge of the mount is lightly soiled & its bottom corners are lightly creased with the imprint of a paper clip at bottom left. Very good.

Foerster is portrayed at head-and-shoulders length with a high balding forehead and heavy black-framed glasses.

After acquiring numerous degrees Norman Foerster [1887-1972] taught English at Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa, Duke and other universities. At the University of Iowa he was director of the School of Letters from 1930 to 1944, but resigned in a dispute over curriculum revision. Foerster was also prominent in the New Humanist movement of the early twentieth century which focused on the overcoming of pain, suffering and violence at the personal, interpersonal and social levels.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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15 Ginzberg, Eli; and Bray, Douglas W THE UNEDUCATED
New York: Columbia University Press, 1953. 1953. Very good 
New York: Columbia University Press, 1953.. 1953.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are faded & there is some spotting to the covers. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with soiling to the rear panel. xxv & 246 pages. Illustrated with black- and-white maps & tables. There are a few pencil markings in the first chapter & the page edges are slightly darkened, else the contents are very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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16 Gould, Jay Reid; and Olmsted, Stirling P.; editors EXPOSITION / Technical & Popular
New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1947. 1947. Good 
New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed with spotting to the spine & extremities and some very light staining to the front cover. x & 126 pages. Illustrated with a few tables & diagrams. There is a red pencil marking on page 85 indicating a spelling mistake, else the contents are very good. Good.

First edition.

A manual on technical writing for the specialized or lay reader, with examples from various authors. First Edition. 
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17 Kellam, Edwin C.; Editor THE 1933 DUKE CHANTICLEER: Year Book of Duke University, Durham, N.C. Volume Twenty
Durham, NC: Duke University, 1933. 1933. Good 
Durham, NC: Duke University, 1933.. 1933.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], dark brown cloth titled in gilt between raised bands on the spine with decorative frames in blind on both covers. The binding is rubbed & bumped with a small stain & a score mark to the rear cover. The titling on the spine is faded and the head & tail are lightly chipped. 343 & [7] pages plus ads. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. The edges are lightly foxed & there is occasional light soiling. An owner's ink name & quotation appear on the flyleaf. The book is somewhat cocked. Good.

A number of students' signatures with quotations are penned on the "Autographs" pages in the rear. 
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18 Ketchum, Hiram SPEECH OF HIRAM KETCHUM, ESQ. before a Committee of the Senate of the State of New-York, in relation to the public schools of the City of New-York, and in reply to the report of the Hon. John C. Spencer, superintendent of common schools, on the same subject
New-York, 1841. 1841. Very good 
New-York, 1841.. 1841.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover, bound in printed self-wraps. The covers are soiled and darkened with some chipping to the edges. 16 pages. A very good unopened copy of this pamphlet.

First edition of this speech in support of the Roman Catholic Church's objections to public education.

Compulsory school attendance did not become the law in New York until 1853. First Edition. 
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TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HOUSTON PETERSON., Peterson, Houston. (1897-1981). Professor at Rutgers University who specialized in the philosophy of literature.
19 Peterson, Houston. (1897-1981). Professor at Rutgers University who specialized in the philosophy of literature. TYPED LETTER TO HAROLD RUGG OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S TEACHERS COLLEGE SIGNED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HOUSTON PETERSON.
New York: October 10, 1948. 1948. Good Signed
- 109 words typed on a sheet of 11-inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper. Signed "Houston Peterson". The lower right edge of the paper is creased. The top edge is slightly darkened & the top left corner is creased with 2 pinholes where the letter has been stapled. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good.

Peterson writes to Rugg suggesting dates for a proposed lunch meeting with Rugg's group at Teacher's College; "I am exhausted, just having listened to the fifth game of the world's series while working on a lecture -- and tomorrow night I leave for a fortnight in the southwest. So this will be brief!..."

Houston Peterson [1897-1981] was a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University who specialized in the philosophy of literature. He was known for his dramatic lectures both in an out of the classroom and appeared frequently on radio and television in the 1950s. In one early television series, "The Mahatma and the Professor" he discussed philosophy and baseball with Branch Rickey, a former owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was also known for his free forum at Cooper Union where leading thinkers and writers of the day, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Mann and Margaret Mead, addressed as many as 54,000 people a year.

Harold Rugg [1886-1960] was an educational reformer associated with the Progressive education movement. Originally trained in civil engineering, he went on to study psychology, sociology and education at the University of Illinois. After teaching at the University of Chicago from 1915 to 1920, he took a job at the Columbia University Teachers College where he stayed until he retired in 1951. 
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20 Pooler, C. T MANUAL OF THE SCHOOL LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / Containing all the Essential Points Pertaining to Citizens, Teachers, and School Officers, to Jan. 1887
New York: E. L. Kellogg & Co., (1886), (1886), Very good 
New York: E. L. Kellogg & Co., (1886),. (1886),. Very good. - 12mo [4-3/4 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed dark green stiff paper wraps. The wraps are bumped & lightly rubbed with some light staining to the top inner corner of the front cover. 50 pages. There is a bookseller's stamp on the front endpaper with a contemporary owner's ink name & date. The bottom corners of the rear endpaper are creased & there is minor staining to the endpaper. Very good.

Second edition. Included is a section on teachers', children's and parents' rights. A very scarce booklet. 
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