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BRYCE, Reuben John. Sketch of a plan for a system of national education for Ireland including hints for the improvement of education in Scotland.

Londres, Edimbourg, Glasgow et Belfast : George Cowie & Co, etc., 1828

12°, 58 pages. Soft cover, uncut.

First edition of Bryce manifesto on Irish educational system.

His contribution to Irish education is considered as "by far the most important" by Atkinson in "Irish education : a history of educational institutions" (1969).
In his foreword Bryce définit les deux axes de sa théorie : "A good system of education for the lower classes, distinct from the rest of the people, cannot exist ; and [...] all endeavours to improve education, however zealous and generous they may be, must utterly fail [...] unless means be provided for enabling teachers to study education as a liberal art, founded upon the philosophy of the Human Mind".

     

Anthony C. Hepburn, A Past Apart: Studies in the History of Catholic Belfast, 1850-1950, 1996, pp. 133-143.

300 €

 

CHAISSAC, Gaston. Colour photograph by Gilles Ehrmann.

Later cibachrome print. 220 x 230 mm. Photographer’s signature on verso.  

The artist is wearing a mask of his own composition. This photograph is very similar to that which appears on the cover of Gilles Ehrmann’s book Les inspirés et leurs demeures, published in 1962.

1 500 €

LE POIS, Antoine. Discours sur les Medalles et Gravures antiques, principalement Romaines.  Plus, une exposition particuliere de quelques planches ou tables estans sur la fin de ce liure, esquelles sont monstrees diverses Medalles & gravures antiques, rares & exquises.

Paris : Mamert Patisson, 1579

 

(8)-149 (misnumbered 147)-(3) leaves and 20 plates. Probably english XVIIIth century binding, red morocco gilt on boards.

Rebacked ; Foley's engraved heraldic ex-libris on inside front-cover.

Recto of leaf 5 is a plate of a vase; versos of leaves 145-148 are plates depicting Mercury, Priapus, Pomona, and Hermaphrodite. The Priapus plate, present in this copy, was removed from most copies by the censor.

950 €

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[RIDINGER]. Der thier und blumenzeichner : nach Ridinger und andern guten meistern.

Nuremberg : Bauer & Raspe, 1825

 

Small folio, 8 pages et X plates. Broché, soft cover, engraved title on first cover.

Some spotting.

 

First edition, of this rare guide to draw animals and plants.

 

It is quite rare, as it was used to extract some models, color them, etc.
The six first plates show animals, the four others show plants and flowers. It is complete with ten plates (asking for only nine on the title).

                                                                                     350 €

On the Responsability of State in the nation's education.

 

GUIZOT, François. Essai sur l'histoire et sur l'état actuel de l'instruction publique en France.

Paris : Maradan, 1816

In-8, (4)-157-(1) pages. Paperback, unknown cover (spent, first cover uncoupled).                     

Authentic edition of one of the first political writings of Guizot. 

 

The eleventh october of 1832, Francois Guizot becomes the seventh Minister of  Public Education under the July Monarchy. He is, at the time, one of the most well-known specialist of educational questions;

In 1815, Guizot has to take the defense of  the University. He states his principal ideas in the first page of his essay : " The State gives education and instruction to whom wouldn't receive them without it, et takes over the mission to obtain it to whom would like to receive it ". « L’Etat donne l’éducation et l’instruction à ceux qui n’en recevraient point sans lui, et se charge de les procurer à ceux qui voudront les recevoir de lui. »

Quérard III, 549.       

 

350€

CALENDRIER DE LA COUR, tiré des éphémérides, pour l'année mil sept cent soixante-dix-sept… Imprimé pour la famille royale et maison de Sa Majesté.

Paris : Hérissant, 1768

In-16, (60) feuillets. Maroquin rouge de l'époque, Belle plaque à décor galant sur les plats.                

 

Very nice copy, with a rare symbolic figure on the middle of the boards.

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600€

HUGO, Victor. Les misérables.

Bruxelles : A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1862

10 volumes in-12, 339-371-336-302-290-282-419-388-343-330 pages. Contemporary quarter binding.

 

Edition published at the same date as the first, at the same adress, unknown to bibliographers. Size and collation are different.

 

"Tant qu'il existera, par le fait des lois et des moeurs, une damnation sociale créant artificiellement, en pleine civilisation, des enfers, et compliquant d'une fatalité humaine la destinée qui est divine ; tant que les trois problèmes du siècle, la dégradation de l'homme par le prolétariat, la déchéance de la femme par la faim, l'atrophie de l'enfant par la nuit, ne seront pas résolus ; tant que, dans de certaines régions, l'asphyxie sociale sera possible ; en d'autres termes, et à un point de vue plus étendu encore, tant qu'il y aura sur la terre ignorance et misère, des livres de la nature de celui-ci pourront ne pas être inutiles." (Préface).

 

1 200 €

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