Down with Skool! A guide to school life for tiny pupils and their parents.

New York: The Vanguard Press, 1954. 8vo, 106pp. Original black cloth stamped in silver to backstrip, with silver stamped illustration to top board illustrated front endpapers, no dust jacket; illustrated throughout by means of black-and-white facsimiles within the text from drawings by Ronald Searle. Some shelf wear, chipping to top and bottom of backstrip, stamped with library markings from Phillips Exeter Academy (NH) to front free endpapers. Very good. First American edition. From the title page: “Contanes full lowdown on skools, swots, snekes, cads, prigs bulies headmasters criket foopball, dirty roters funks, parents, masters wizard wheezes, weeds aple pie beds and various other chizzes – in fact the lot.” A thoroughly illustrated, pointedly humorous volume on private schools in Britain. (Item Id: 104424)

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