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1 COSTIN FAMILY 1807 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF A WELL KNOWN BRITISH FAMILY WHILE STUDYING AT THE NOTED QUAKER SCHOOL AT WIGTON IN ENGLAND
ALLONBY ENGLAND 1807 Fair+ Manuscript 
On offer is a superb early 19th Century mathematics and complex arithmetic ciphering book. There are over 320 pages of text and titles in a lovely calligraphic hand including a folding table all in pen and ink. Identified as having belonged to the Costin Family of Allonby England this is believed to be a school book from the highly noted Quaker School at Wigton dated by paper watermarked 1807. This book was a massive effort by the unidentified Costin Family member but unique for the breadth and depth of the mathematical equations and complexity of the problems. The book stands as a testament to the quality of education at the Wigton School. The school book is in a very well handled state detached from the worn binding the contents are now loose the sections although individually sewn are coming away from each other. Some of the 8 x 10 inch initial pages maybe missing, there is old damp/water staining to some but not all of the pages but overall Fair+. BACKGROUND NOTES: Wikipedia: Wigton School (also called Brookfield School or Friends' School) was a private boarding school on the outskirts of Wigton, Cumbria. The school was opened on 4 September 1815 by the Society of Friends (Quakers) for Cumberland and Northumberland. The initial student intake was 9 boys and 8 girls in premises at Highmoor in existing buildings. These first buildings were leased at an annual rent of 27 guineas. In 1826, the main school site opened at Brookfield, commissioned by the Society of Friends. A London architect designed the buildings in classic Georgian style. The school motto was "We seek the truth." The school badge comprised a shield with a green background and diagonal river to represent the school's rural location with a beck (small brook) running through the grounds. One one side of the diagonal was a lamp to represent knowledge. On the other side was a set of scales to represent fairness and tolerance, key Quaker virtues. The school expanded over the years. Student numbers peaked in the mid-1970s at around 210. Following the peak, student numbers declined and in 1984 the school closed. The school's historic main building was destroyed by fire in 1989. 
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