Gradus Ad Cantabrigiam; Or New University Guide To The Academical Customs, And Colloquial Or Cant Terms Peculiar To The University Of Cambridge; Observing Wherein It Differs From Oxford.

London: John Hearne, 1824. Second edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Lovely 8vo volume bound in full sea-blue morocco by Bayntun of Bath. With inner and outer gilt borders to both boards enhanced at the corners by gilt flourishes. The binding turns in with the same though smaller flourishes with marbled endpapers. With the half-title present and six hand colored plates of University costumes, regalia and a street fight. Woodcut portrait of Jemmy Gordon is present, un-colored. The lovely "Quite Unexpected" plate is present. Some very minor occasional spotting to text and a hint of offsetting from the plates. A lovely volume and wonderfull association copy for Cambridge Alumni. [10], 131, [1] pp. Laid out alphabetically like a dictionary, this volume offers humerous commentary on scholastic life in Cambridge. An example: ALE, Cambridge has long been celebrated for its Ale; we have ourselves quaffed no small quantities of this inspiring beverage, and remember the rapturous exclamation of a celebrated classic on receiving some dozens of Audit stout: 'All hail to the Ale, it sheds a halo round my head.'.

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