Published by Sydney Grammar School, Australia, 1992
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Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Sydney Grammar School 1992 first edition. Soft cover book in near fine condition, one small mark to rear cover. Binding tight, no inscriptions. March 1992 edition (Number 391). 463pp. Safe & Sustainable Packaging: All of our books are shipped in eco-friendly packaging. Each book is wrapped in acid-free paper, within a rigid bio-degradable cardboard mailer and a waterproof fully-recyclable mailing envelope. The recycled packaging tape is also solvent-free. Member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association.
Published by The Sydney and Melbourne Publishing Co.
12mo. Yellow sramped cloth wraps. 78pp. n.d. ( possibly predates the shakespere press). Education Dept. Stamp on some pages.
Published by Sydney Grammar School, 1975
Soft cover. Condition: Fair. Stain to middle of last 3 pages / tanning to pages.
Published by 1912-1933, 1912
For the Years Dec.1912-Dec.1933 (but lacking 3 issues). Total 19 issues. Stapled as published. An historical record.
Published by J.J.Moore, George Street, Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1875
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Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. J.J.Moore 1875 first edition. The book is in good condition. Black cloth boards, clean, lightly marked. The binding is tight, bookseller's plate to front endpaper. Owner and catalogue inscriptions. Page 62 and the endpapers have been used for solving mathematics problems (in pencil), presumably by a former pupil.The pages are tanned, some corners have been folded, and there are signs of general handling, but both numbers are intact. Safe & Sustainable Packaging: All of our books are shipped in eco-friendly packaging. Each book is wrapped in acid-free paper, within a rigid bio-degradable cardboard mailer and a waterproof fully-recyclable mailing envelope. The recycled packaging tape is also solvent-free. Member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association. Comprises issues Number 1 (September 1875) and Number 2 (December 1875) of The Sydneian, this being a magazine edited by members of the Sydney Grammar School. Both numbers are bound as a single volume in sturdy cloth boards. Further details and images are available on request. 64pp.
Published by Government Printer, Sydney, 1866
Condition: Fine. Sydney, Government Printer, 1866. Foolscap folio, 14 (last blank), 82 (last blank), 23 pages. Drop-title; small holes in the inner margins where stab-sewn when bound (now disbound), with secondary page numbers (A-B) stamped in the top corners; a fine copy. New South Wales Parliamentary Paper 16-A of 1866. William John Stephens (1825-1891) was the foundation headmaster of Sydney Grammar School. 'He and his mathematics master, Edward Pratt, disagreed over organization and discipline. In 1866 the trustees investigated Pratt's complaints, mainly that Stephens had banned the cane: he said that he disapproved of corporal punishment and argued that discipline must be based on equal justice between teacher and pupil else "it degenerates into tyranny and servility". The inquiry tended to support the allegations and the trustees accepted Stephens's resignation, ignoring his plea that it had never been formally submitted and a strong petition of protest from the "Old Boys". Resilient but resentful, Stephens in 1867 built and opened his own private school in Darlinghurst with fifty of his former pupils. The New School (Eaglesfield from 1879) was an immediate success; he implemented advanced educational practices and won the respect and affection of his pupils' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The 'Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trustees of the Sydney Grammar School', comprising 2150 questions with answers, offers much interesting and intriguing detail. Questions 107-115, for instance, concern punishments that 'became more severe than flogging'. Edward Pratt recalls a most remarkable instance that 'occurred last year. Some little urchins practised some cruelty upon a goat. They found the goat in the playground, cut off its ears, and then threw the poor creature down the closet, where it remained the whole night. The poor creature's sufferings were not known till the next day, when it was killed by the sergeant'. The headmaster was 'in great doubt whether he would not depart from his principle of not inflicting corporal punishment, but ultimately these boys were sentenced to stand for six hours on a form in the schoolroom during an excessively hot wind. I think the thermometer must have been nearly eighty that day'.