Hardback. Very good condition. Very good lightly chipped dust Jacket. Price clipped. Moderate foxing to prelims. and cover. ISBN: B0007E6Z8A. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: William Smith, educator and churchman, 1727-...
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania press 1943
Book Description University of Pennsylvania press, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. B0007E6Z8A 1943 first Edition, Humphrey Milford Oxford Press (London), 5 x 8 inches tall blue cloth hardbound, no dust jacket, xii, 233 pp. Minor rubbing and edgewear to covers. Slight bumping to tips. Sun fading to backstrip and a bit of fraying to the spine caps. Otherwise, in very good condition - clean, bright and unmarked. ~EE~ William Smith (1727 - 1803) was an Episcopalian priest who served as the first provost of the College of Philadelphia, which became the University of Pennsylvania. In 1753, Smith wrote a pamphlet outlining his thoughts about education. The book fell into the hands of Benjamin Franklin and Richard Peters; as a result they asked Smith to come to Philadelphia and teach at the newly established college there, now the University of Pennsylvania. Smith was an Anglican priest and together with William Moore, Smith was briefly jailed in 1758 for his criticism of the military policy in the Quaker-run colony. Smith advocated for the Church of England to appoint a bishop in America, a highly controversial proposal insofar as many Americans feared any ecclesiastical institution that might compel compliance with the force of royal authority. When the American Revolution broke out, Dr. Smith was in a bind. As an Anglican priest, he was viewed as a loyalist, though his sentiments were far more sympathetic towards the patriots than otherwise, even to the point of founding a college named for the George Washington, the commander in chief of the patriot Continental Army, in the midst of war. He was appointed to serve on the Philadelphia Committee of Correspondence in 1774, along with such notables as John Dickinson, Samuel Miles, and Joseph Reed. Forced to leave Philadelphia, Smith moved to Maryland where he used the abilities he had needed to help found the University of Pennsylvania to become the first president of Washington College, an institution he intended to be the premiere academic institution of the region, and which received almost exclusive patronage from the first President of the United States, George Washington. Seller Inventory # JP-ASWQ-ER15
Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press; Philadelphia, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding, with lettering stamped in gold on spine and cover. Title page dated 1943. Copyright page dated 1943. 233 pages. Book in very good condition. Cloth of binding has faded and discolored slightly from age. Spine bumped at top and bottom. Pages are clean and unmarked, with no smudges, no tears, and no highlighting. Binding is tight. Overall, a very nice copy. Seller Inventory # 1467