Bentley Priory, Great Stanmore, on the Borders of Herts and Middlesex: A First-Class Girl’s School.


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Bentley Priory, N.d. [c. 1910], Prospectus for English girls' boarding school c. 1910. Housed in a building originally built in 1775 by Sir John Soane, formerly a private house and then a hotel before being occupied by the school in 1908. Located 12 miles outside of London. With information on subjects taught, fees, faculty, amenities, history of Bentley Priory house and grounds, the application and reference process,and instruction in the arts with an emphasis on music performance. With twenty 14 x 20 cm mounted photographs of the grounds, interiors and facilities, and of girls engaged in physical activities, including shooting and Swedish exercises. Interesting as both a survey of an important Soane house, and for its first-class images of an Edwardian girls’ school. Copy 5 of an unknown number. 22.5 cm; 12 leaves with text printed recto only; 20 mounted photographs. Bound in gilt-embossed Japanese vellum with four ribbon ties, ties showing wear; owner’s name; else a very good copy or better. (Item ID: 012479)

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