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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. In Three Volumes
London: MAcmillan and Col, Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900. STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL, HIGHLY POLISHED, FULL TREE CALF PRIZE BINDINGS for the RUGBY SCHOOL ________ Bound and signed "Lawrence. Binder. Rugby." at top of each front endpaper. Spine with five raised bands, red and green title and author/volume labels; elaborate gilt ruled and gilt-tooled panels. ________ Pagination xv, 533 pp; [iv], 470 pp; [iv], 522 pp (index from pp. 475-522). ________ Front and back boards with floriated gilt role tool; all board edges gilt tooled; Rugby School coat of arms in center of each front board; all pages edges marbled to match endpapers. ________ This set was awarded to E. J. White as a prize for his work in physics in 1905. Award bookplate in the first volume only is signed and dated by H. A. James, leader of the Rugby School. E.J. White is later recorded having obtained First Classes in the Tripos examinations at Cambridge. ________ H. A. James was one of the most important educators of his time, and the influence of Rugby and its students was enormous, and in many ways the stereotype of the English public school. Rugby was partly the inspiration for TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS. The Rugby School, founded in 1567, is a co-educational boarding school located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, England, and it is one of the oldest independent schools in all of Britain ________ Half leather bindings on this set bring $289-$584; however, this present set is in stunning and quite exceptional FULL TREE-CALF PRIZE BINDINGS !!! and except for only slight wear, is in the finest of condition.
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