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Cunningham, Frank H. Familiar sketches of the Phillips Exeter Academy and surroundings. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1883. 8vo (20.1 cm; 7.875"). xiv, 360 pp. illus. $200.00
First edition and inscribed by the author. One of the oldest secondary schools in the United States is celebrated in this handsome, illustrated volume; first established in 1781 in New Hampshire, Phillips Exeter Academy is known for its conference-style classes and professed tradition of diversity.
Cunningham, an affectionate and appreciative graduate of the Academy, has inscribed the front free endpaper => "With the compliments of the author, 6/22, '83."
=> Over 20 clean illustrations of buildings, interiors, and portraits illustrate the beauty of the campus and its history, many offering two images (or more) per plate leaf (with a tissue guard). A fold-out "Table of Athletic Tournaments" listing events from 1874 to 1881 is also included.
Binding: Original brown cloth with beveled edges, stamped in gilt and black with gilt lettering to front board and spine; gilt vignette of the Academy to front board.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Bound as above, with extremities lightly rubbed, minor bumping; gilt bright on spine and brighter on cover. => Very nice, clean copy "personalized" by the author. (37760) Please RESHELVE This.
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