The Schoolemaster

The Schoolemaster

The Schoolemaster by Roger Ascham is a textbook for teachers specifically for the private teaching of youth in Noblemen and Gentlemen's homes. Ascham in his early teens was sent to live with Humphrey Wingfield, who was known to be very good at bringing up youth. So it’s not surprising that Ascham wrote a book that included teaching manners to young people later in life. The Schoolemaster was printed with Elizabethan Black Letter. It also includes a woodcut border on the title page and several woodcut drop capitals/chapter headings. Another interesting addition is the Printer's Trade Mark which can be quite rare. This is an interesting edition that would engage anyone interested in the art of teaching.

Provenance

Bookplates, Scribbles, and Doodles

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The Schoolemaster

Bookplate of Ernest E. Baker F.S.A. Mr. Baker was the nephew of Dr. Halliwell Phillipps. While there is not much on Mr. Baker, Dr. Phillipps is quite infamous amongst the book collecting community. He would cut out pages/passages/drawings from early printed books and glue them into his own notebook. It is said that he destroyed eight hundred books and made thirty six thousand cut-outs from those books. Very unfortunate was to become famous, but at least those works are not lost to us forever. He donated his notebooks filled with cut-outs to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust library. Source

The Schoolemaster

Very faint penciled notes on the front of the back fly leaf. I found it very difficult to read except for a few words.

This information on The Schoolemaster was brought to you by Jordan Warren a student of Michigan State University and member of Professor Liam Brockey's History of the Book class.

The Schoolemaster