A System of Mineralogy. Robert JAMESON.

A System of Mineralogy.

Edinburgh: Printed by Neill & Company for Archibald Constable and Company; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London, 1816. Second edition. Three volumes. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spines with blind rules and gilt lettered green labels, the bookplate of Arthur Hill of Bruce Castle to the front pastedowns. 13 folding plates. Some foxing the plates, the outer edge of one of which has been shaved with a very small loss of the printing, some patchiness to the spines, a very good set. Bruce Castle was a school founded in 1827 in Tottenham by Rowland Hill, the great postal reformer, and his brother Arthur. When Rowland Hill stood down as headteacher in the early 1830s to pursue other interests Arthur took on the job, a position that he held until his retirement in 1866. During their tenures the school became well renowned for its progressive teaching methods, the broad curriculum in which they schooled their pupils and the strong emphasis that they placed on the sciences. It was highly successful and attracted pupils from wealthy families, including the children of Charles Babbage. Item #28383

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