Poetical Chronology of Ancient and English History;

Valpy (Richard)

Poetical Chronology of Ancient and English History;

with historical and explanatory notes.

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. 7, [1], xii (Introduction), 52, 8vo stitch holes visible, uncut (somewhat unevenly) in contemporary or near contemporary somewhat rustic calf backed boards, a little worn, ownership inscription at head of title 'Carr T[rinit]y Col. Camb. 1794', some annotations to text in the hand of same Carr, later inscription inside front cover of Thomas Carr dated 1845

Publication Details: Reading: Printed by Smart and Cowslade. London: sold by Elmsley, Pridden, Richardson, Robinson, and Williams, 1794

Notes: A scarce pedagogical text, one of some longevity. Ends with George III, glorying in the capture of Havana and Manilla (rather than, say, lamenting the loss of the 13 colonies). 'In 1781 [Valpy] was appointed headmaster of Reading School, [which] was at that time struggling, with only twenty-three pupils. By 1791 Valpy had raised their numbers to 120, of whom many were the sons of Berkshire magnates and gentry. His boarding fees of £50–£60 a year were steep but he energetically tackled the poor state of the school buildings ... Pupils held Valpy in high esteem and affection. Accepting him ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC N46556)

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Price: £450

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: 1794

Stock Number: 67894

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