Report on Elementary Public Instruction in Europe, Made to the Thirty-Sixth General Assembly of the State of Ohio. December 19, 1837 (House, No. 64)
Stitched wrappers, 8vo, 68pp. 2-part engraved table showing weekly course of study. Originally published as 57p report in 1837 (Sabin 92392). In Good condition with a faint tidemark through most of the textblock and wrappers mostly chipped away at the spine, tentatively attached. "Stowe was actively interested in the improvement of the common schools, regarding such improvement as the great need of the West.." He became chair of Biblical literature in Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1833 and married Harriet Elizabeth Beecher in 1836. In 1836, the state of Ohio appointed him commissioner to investigate the public school systems of Europe, especially of Prussia. For this congenial task he was given every facility in England and on the Continent. Returning in 1837, he published his famous Report on Elementary Instruction in Europe, a copy of which the legislature put into every school district of the state." (DAB). Pencil signature of Joshua Armsby on the cover. Scarce.