Ann Arbor, Mich. Pulished for the University, 1890. First edition. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 248 pages. Somewhat soiled and worn, with a small ink blot to the front wrapper and a lower corner torn from the rear wrapper; a very good copy. Item #16941
Ink signature at the head of the front wrapper, "Bertha E. Pritchard." (Per the Bentley Library, Pritchard matriculated in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and graduated with an A.B. in 1891.) Laid in is a single leaf ink autograph schedule, presumably in Pritchard's hand, evidently laying out on each side of the leaf her classes for each semester--ranging from Faust at 8:15 A.M. on Wednesdays and Fridays, to International Law and Political Economy at 2:00 P.M. all week. Of interest in part because Pritchard notes Ethics on her schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 A.M. This school year marked the return of John Dewey to the University of Michigan professors' directory (he had taken a year to teach at Minnesota and returned in 1889 to chair the philosophy department) and it was from the material he used in his upper division ethics classes that he developed his second book, Outline of a Critical Theory of Ethics (1891). The directory of appointments also includes James Tufts, one of Dewey's early hires and later a colleague of Dewey's at the University of Chicago. Printed at the Courier Printing House.