Dr. Balston At Eton..
Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has a sunned spine with small chips at head and tail; otherwise s very good copy.
Macmillan and Co. Ltd.,
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. xii + 110 +  pp.
Illustrated by portrait frontispiece.
Edward Balston (1817-91) was descended from the Balstons of Bridport, farmers and ropemakers, while his father, Wiilliam was part owner of the most prosperous paper mill in the country, the Whatman paper mill, at Springfield, Maidstone. Edward Balston, himself educated at Eton and King's, Cambridge, was ordained in 1841 and served as Head Master of Eton in 1862-67. Remaining a Fellow of King's, he was instituted to the living of Bakewell in 1869, becoming Rural Dean in 1871 and Archdeacon of Derby in 1873. The author, Thomas Balston (1883-67) published titles on English engravers in addition to the papermakers, William Balston and James Whatman.
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