Oxford: At the Theatre Ann, 1673. Large engraving of the University arms on title-page, partly colored in a contemporary hand. With the errata leaf. Joints a bit worn. Armorial bookplate of genealogist and antiquary Evelyn Philip Shirley (1812-1882). A very good copy, clean and crisp. Contemporary mottled calf, burgundy morocco spine label. Twelvemo. [x], 264, 247-280 pp., complete despite the erratic pagination. Item #16036
Obadiah Walker (1616-1699), a noted bibliophile, was the senior fellow and later the Master at University College, Oxford. Of Education is a distillation of his teaching experiences at Oxford. It was very popular, going to six editions by the turn of the century. Madan 2994 notes that "The first edition must have sold off well. The present edition is a reprint in a smaller size and type, with revisions and additions, and some ornaments. The last section of the whole book is a fair example of the changes."