A Classic of Educational Theory
Roger Ascham. The Scholemaster Or plaine and perfite
way of teaching children, to understand, write, and speake, the
Latin tong... London: Printed by Iohn Daye, An. 1571 [i.e.
1573]. Quarto. , 67,  leaves. Few foliation errors with small
holograph pencil corrections.
Bound by Riviere & Son
Title page with decorative woodcut border, large historiated and decorative initials, ornamental tail-pieces, and large woodcut illustration on colophon. Bound in dark blue morocco by Riviere & Son. Triple gilt fillets on boards, five raised spine bands with gilt stamped titles and devices in compartments, gilt lined board edges, gilt inner dentelles with binders gilt stamp on lower edge of front, all edges gilt, and marbled paper endpapers. Binding rubbed at extremities, small scuff on front board, rear joint starting. Small edge tear in front free endpaper. Holograph pencil bookseller's notes on versos of both free endpapers and their facing blank pages. Textblock trimmed with loss with some loss to the headlines and few page numbers. Pages with edge wear and small corner bends, light foxing and occasional smudges. Very good.
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