Westminster School: Past and Present
22cm x 15cm. xiv, , 607 pages, 8 plates (4 folding). Original brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration.
A history of the Westminster School in London, though also a recording of its past customs and a lengthy biographical recording of headmasters and numerous distinguished students, and personal reminiscences. Frederic H. Forshall was a Queen’s Scholar at Westminster and won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, but left after a year, moving to Sydney. He was part of the first cohort at The University of Sydney in 1852, and while still a student was appointed the University Librarian. In 1853 he was the first prizewinner for Greek verse composition which are printed here (pp. 358-360). Plates illustrating various interiors, Westminster beating Eton at rowing in 1845, and others.
Ex-Cambridge Union Society, labels removed, some stamps. Rebacked. Moderate general wear. The first folding plate repaired on verso. Second folding plate with 3cm closed tear to fore-edge. Good Condition.
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