On Education in the Principles of Art
An 1843 speech by Richard Greswell to the Ashmolean Society
First edition, string binding in paper covers housed in custom clam-shell box with title label to front. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 32pp.
Full title: On Education in the Principles of Art. A Paper, Read Before the Members of the Ashmolean Society, at their Meeting held Dec 4, 1843.
The text of a speech given by The Rev. Richard Greswell, B.D. of Worcester College, in which he calls for the theory of art to be taught to a higher level in Britain. Greswell re-founded the National Society (for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church in England and Wales), was largely instrumental in establishing the new museum at Oxford, and was one of the founders of the Ashmolean Society.
The booklet itself is in very good condition for age, with some small tears and marks to the covers but the main body of text in good, clean condition. The slipcase is a little worn with a few small marks to the front.