Title: Cheam School From 1645
Author: Edward Peel, H.R.H. The Prince Philip
Year: 1974 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Thornhill Press
Remarks: Signed by author; price-clipped
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Better than Fair
Description: Cheam School is best known to the public as the preparatory school of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales. But it is by far the oldest private school in Britain and one of the oldest purely preparatory. Many of its students are well known in history books.
This book traces Cheam's history from 1645 to the present day (1974), with all its triumphs and tragedies. It is primarily the story of a single school, but it also reflects the growth and development of private education in England since the days of Charles I.
Signed by the author on the fep in blue ink. Dedication reads: "With best wishes and many thanks for all you [sic] help, Ted Peel". Illustrated with a number of high quality b&w photographs
Blue boards with black text on front cover and spine. The jacket has been clipped and has a 2½ cm (1″) tear near the head of the spine. There is also light scuffing along the top. There is a faint stain on the spine and three, evenly spaced bars running vertically down the back – one can only assume that this is the result of the book having been left too near to a source of heat. Pages are in very good condition and are very tightly bound.
Measures 22 cm × 14.5 cm (8.8″ × 5.8″). 8vo. 330 pp.