ID: 18610
Our Sunday schools: six months among them.

SOLLY, Henry, Our Sunday schools: six months among them. London: E.T. Whitfield, 1858.

12mo., (4) + 66 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, title lightly dustmarked, recently well bound in linen-backed marbled boards lettered. A good copy.

First edition.

Henry Solly (1813-1903) was the archetypal Victorian philanthropist. He espoused numerous radical and social causes, being a vocal advocate of the co-operative movement, temperance, early-closing, Sunday opening of museums, anti-slavery, working men's clubs, garden cities and the C.V.S. His report on Presbyterian and Unitarian Sunday schools, commissioned by the Sunday School Association, was the result of a six months tour. The report minutely examines Sunday Schools in every detail, from recreations to punishments, prizes and books, syllabuses and tests, management and finance, and much else.