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A French Eton ( Howard Clive Barnard's personal copy )
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INTERESTING ASSOCIATION COPY
"Or Middle-Class Education And The State To Which
Is Added "Schools And Universities In France"
Being Part Of A Volume on 'Schools And
Universities On The Continent' Published in 1868"
The fuller explanation on the verso of th e
title-pageruns thus -- "The first part of the
present volume consists of a reprint of 'A French
Eton' originally publis hed in 1864.This is
followed by that portion of the book on 'Schools
and Universities on the Continent' (1 868)which
deals with Secondary Education in France. A
'Preface', which Mr. Arnold wrote in 1874 when
the German portion of the latter book was
published separately, but which was afterwards
omitted, has also been reprinted." This is the
personal copy of Howard Clive Barnard, author of
the celebrated 'French Tradition in Education'
(Cambridge 1922). It bears his bookplate on the
front pastedown and his dated signature (Oct.
3rd. 1913) on the verso of the first free
endpaper. Dark blue HARDBACK with gilt titling in
"Good plus" to "Very Good" condition, with some
slight bumping of corners & head/tailof spine
and slight foxing of endpapers. Else very
crisp/clean. 416 pages. Published by Macmillan
And Co., London and New York, 1892. Fullest
details of contents & pagination, and condition &
size, in both inches & centimetres, and sample
text are all shown in the ACCOMPANYING COMPOSITE
IMAGE. **** Interesting Association Copy *****
Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto
our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming
turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you"
also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to
us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.
And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell
left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of
the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.
Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.
To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of
chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.
After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit
and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
We try during the working week to jot down here some of the changes to the shop and website as they occur.
We hope you are tempted to explore a few more pages.
Please recommend us to your friends.
Joan, Tony & Andrew Parkinson
If you are within 30 miles of the shop, switch that machine off and come and see us.