(London: Adam and Charles Black, 1907).

FIRST EDITION WITH SEVENTY-SEVEN FINE COLOUR PAINTINGS OF CAMBRIDGE, THE UNIVERSITY, ITS COLLEGES AND ENVIRONS. Matthison includes views of buildings, landmarks, courts, bridges, gates and halls. Though the colourplates steal most of one's attention it should be noted that Tuker's text is extremely well researched and covers the origins of the university, the colleges, degree-giving, social and collegiate life, university men and more. The author states in his preface that he believes this to the first time that a chapter on the woman's colleges has anywhere appeared and is certain it's the first time such a chapter is part of an account of the University.
William Matthison was a popular commercial artist whose paintings graced many books and travel offerings. Item #30141

First Edition. Laid in this copy is a bright and colourful advertising leaf for Black's book on the Arms of the Cambridge colleges. With 77 very fine colourplates from the paintings of William Matthison and a folding map. Large 8vo, in the original beautifully decorated blue cloth, the upper cover and spine with a motif featuring lamps of wisdom, harps, pens, globes and other symbols of higher learning in gilt, light blue and maroon, and with lettering in gilt, t.e.g. xx, 396 pp. An especially clean, fine, handsome and appealing copy, the cloth bright and attractive with little evidence of age at all, the text is also unusually clean with just a bare hint of occasional foxing, much less then typical.

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