Incentives to mental culture among teachers. James Davie Butler.

Incentives to mental culture among teachers

Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1853. 12mo, pp. 37, [1]; original printed terracotta wrappers; very good. The upper wrapper inscribed "William Ropes, Esq. with the author's regards." Published by the American Institute of Instruction. Butler (1815-1905) was born in Rutland, Vt. and spent the latter part of his life in Madison, Wisconsin where he taught Greek and the humanities at the university. "He was a prolific writer, and contributed articles on a wide range of subjects to the Nation and other magazines, and wrote literature promoting immigration for the Burlington and Missouri River R.R." (Wisconsin Historical Soc. online). There are two distinct issues of this pamphlet, one with the text ending on p. 33, and the other on p. 37. The former contains a printer's slug on the verso of the title page, the latter does not. The back wrapper of the former has ads for the American Institute of Instruction while the back wrapper of the latter is blank. The text has been reset in the former; I take the latter, with the text ending on p. 37, to be the earlier issue. Item #55020

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