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Grey, Maria G. and her sister Emily Shirreff
Thoughts on Self Culture (in 2 vols.)
London: Edward Moxon, 1850. First edition. Contemporary polished calf with gilt and morocco labels to spines, with boards ruled in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Pages measuring 190 x 120mm. Contemporary gift inscription to verso of front endpaper: "Cicely Florence Cooper, from her affectionate grandmother A.C." which has been surrounded in another hand with family provenance: "A.C. (Anne Cooper) married Edward Synge Cooper...her eldest son Edward Joshua Cooper M.P. F.R.S....was father of [Cicely Florence Cooper]. My mother, Cicely Florence Cooper, born 30th May 1835 died 29th April 1910 left this to me, Richard E. S. Cooper, her eldest son and today, 6 May 1923, to my only daughter Cicely Mary Cooper." On the following endpaper, an additional notation: "Given to my eldest daughter Marie Louise Clarke by Cicely Mary Jennings (nee Cooper). September 1965." Family history and ownership aside, the present copy is clean and complete including half and full titles to both, collating xii, 280; viii, 291, [1]. A scarce and important work on women's education, OCLC reports only 6 in the U.S., and it appears only once in the modern auction record (a defective copy in 2006). It is currently the only copy on the market. Emily Shirreff was an educational activist central to the development of the kindergarten system and to women's higher education. And she fully believed that men and women should both receive liberal educations not for practical training in a trade, but for their development as whole people. A co-founder of the Women's Education Union with her sister a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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