London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1891. [Pedagogy] FINE PRIZE BINDING, the fourth edition. Octavo (18 x 13cm), pp. xxiv; 548 . With nine illustrated plates, including a frontispiece portrait of Arnold. Contemporary red full calf for Beaconsfield School by RELFE BROS of London, with gilt titles to green label and further gilt decoration to spine, as well as a gilt school crest stamped to upper. All edges and endpapers marbled. Black ink prize inscription to first blank, dated 1891. Crisp and clean, but somewhat musty. Top and fore edges faded. Spine toned, with light wear to binding. Very good. A biography of the influential Head-Master of Rugby School who inspired Thomas Hughes' 'Tom Brown's School Days' (1857), written by one of Hughes' contemporaries at the school, and the likely model for the main character George Arthur. First published in 1844. Item #58413
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