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Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1864. First edition (NCBEL v.3, 1727). Original red cloth, gilt lettered, ruled in gilt and blind, 328 pp., 24 pp. of ads, dated January, 1864. A presentation copy from D'Arcy the younger: "To Mother Mary de Sales with respect and affection, from the author's son. 28 Nov. 1931". An autobiographical collection of essays - "Here he stands out as a rebel against the dull, unimaginative scholastic grind, the discipline of which often had to be enforced by physical punishment which he found equally abhorrent....Most of his views on education were revolutionary; many have since become widely adopted....One man, reading the book, wrote that he 'felt the presence of a rare and noble spirit, and there was exquisite pleasure in the contact with one who could express with so tender a touch the light and shade of life'".(Ruth Thompson, p.5-6). The book was dedicated, in Latin, to his son, just three years old. Binder's ticket, "Bound by Burn, London. Postage 4D". Some wear and rubbing, a little spine sunning, endpapers cracked - the front board a little loose.
Title: Day Dreams of a Schoolmaster.
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