[Item #6057] The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera. Howard H. Peckham.
The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera
The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera
The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera
The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera
The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera

The Making of The University of Michigan with: Ephemera

Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. "Born of an extraordinary idea and shaped by perseverence and wise judgement, The University of Michigan has taken its place among universities providing world leadership in higher education. Its development has been marked by obstacles and the struggles of men of vision to overcome them. Howard H. Peckham has drawn the material for this narrative history of the University from a multitude of ideas, incidents and people. The story begins in 1817 in the half-French town of Detroit with an idea conceived by a deist, a Catholic priest, and a Protestant clergyman. From this beginning higher education in Michigan flourished and centered in the University that grew up in Ann Arbor. Peckham recounts the University's growth to the present day with many sidelights- some serious, some highly entertaining- on the men and events that made it. He cuts through the complexities of diversification in a great university and emphasizes its three major aims today: teaching, research, and service." (from front flap) The classic, comprehensive history of the world-renowned University of Michigan, which surrounds us here at Third Mind Books & from which this writer is a proud alumnus. Author Howard H(enry) Peckham (1910-1995) was an acclaimed & prolific historian & academician, & of course a UM alumnus. Hardcover in unclipped likely first-issue dust jacket (with $6.50 price printed at front flap), first edition of 1967, first printing, though neither explicated as such at copyright page per UMP's custom at this time. A revised edition taking the UM story to 1994 was published that year, & we believe is still in print. From the collection of George Bornstein (1941-2021), scholar, author & academician here at UM (where he undoubtedly was acquainted with Peckham)- a Tried-&-True Man of Letters who was a dearly missed friend & mentor to this writer. We found & have retained, between front paste-down & endpaper, twelve copied letter-size sheets (including two sheets stapled together) with articles on various Ann Arbor- UM topics & figures, folded once horizontally & in generally very fine condition except for small tears with slight loss of paper at blank upper left edges of some sheets. Of most important note to this writer is a eulogy-capsule biography of Herbert C. Barrows (1914-2002), a most eminent Professor of English at UM of whom I was privileged to have been a student, & was a colleague of Bornstein. Barrows, incidentally, attended Harvard University (or "Haaava'd" as he'd say in his blue-blooded Mr. Howellesque accent) at the same time & was acquainted with William S. Burroughs, whom he told me he disliked but nevertheless is the Patron-Icon of our very enterprise as all Third Minds know. But we digress...A most collectible history in its rarest contemporary form, with distinguished & relevant provenance & ephemera. Book in very fine condition with only slight rubbing, fading of dark blue-colored cloth at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; mild rubbing & occasional spotting to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine with only mild browning to blank white paste-downs & endpapers; just a hint of same at blank margins/edges of page leaves. Dust jacket relatively quite fine with light rubbing,mostly faint scratching & a touch of browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps; light wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; several short, mostly closed tears esp. at front cover upper right edge-corner & back cover lower right edge-corner with very slight loss of paper, surface paper. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #6057]

Price: $60.00