Land des Verkäufers
G. Cumberlege, Oxford university Press, London, 1953
12 October ; on letterhead of 4A Eton Road Hampstead NW3, 1932
4to: 2 pages. 37 lines of text. Text clear and entire on slightly discoloured paper, lightly worn and creased and with a few nicks to extremities. Signed properly on the second page. Place's essay, apparently a biographical account of the psychological development of a very young child, 'whiled [sic] away a long train journey last night very pleasantly'. While it is 'by far the best essay that [Burt has] received', Burt is sending 'criticisms rather than complimentary comments': 'the main psychological changes are not dated with sufficient accuracy to make the document as it stands really valuable as a scientific publication'. Discusses the significance of the 'date of talking [.] for a child's future development'. 'The change of emotional attitude from year to year is very interesting, and if one could collect a large number of careful records like your own, they would be extremely valuable.' References to 'temperament' and 'pigmentation': 'Those who emphasize the importance of race would rather assimilate her to the Mediterranean type - what is commonly miscalled Celtic in this country. | But, of course, all this is speculation.' At the foot of the first page, scored through by Burt: 'Yours very truly | [signed] Cyril Burt'. Paragraph on second page discussing 'the mother'. Artikel-Nr.: 7105.
The County Hall Westminster Bridge S.E.1. Published by the London County Council P. S. King & Son Limited 14 Great Smith Street Victoria Street Westminster SW1, 1926
40pp., foolscap 8vo. In orange printed wraps. Stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Stitched. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Includes 26pp. of tables. Preface (p.2) by Gater and 'Appendix II' (pp.19-20) by Sir Cyril Burt ('Memorandum by Dr. Cyril Burt, Psychologist in the Education Officer's Department of the London County Council.') The only copy on COPAC at the Guildhall Library, City of London, and the only two copies on OCLC WorldCat both in the United States. Artikel-Nr.: 15017.