Cambridge Jokes: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

Cambridge Jokes: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

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Two collections of Cambridge humour from the seventeenth and the early twentieth centuries.

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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-1889) was a Shakespeare scholar, archaeologist and controversialist with wide antiquarian interests. In 1842, while Librarian of Jesus College, Cambridge, he published The Jokes of the Cambridge Coffee-Houses in the Seventeenth Century, which he described as a collection of early anecdotes 'selected from various Jest Books' which 'serve to show the state of this class of literature during that period'. In this volume it is paired with a pamphlet, The Fresher's Don'ts, written by 'A Sympathiser (B. A.)', (probably A. J. Storey) and first published in the 1890s. This edition was printed in 1913 by Redin and Co. of Trinity Street (with advertisements for Redin's and other Cambridge firms' goods and services at the beginning and the end). This light-hearted guide to student etiquette before the cataclysm of the First World War gives insights into a way of life which was about to vanish forever.

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SKU GOR004601365
Title Cambridge Jokes: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
Author By (author) James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cambridge Library Collection
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 10 110800122X
ISBN 13 9781108001229
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-1889) was a Shakespeare scholar, archaeologist and controversialist with wide antiquarian interests. In 1842, while Librarian of Jesus College, Cambridge, he published The Jokes of the Cambridge Coffee-Houses in the Seventeenth Century, which he described as a collection of early anecdotes 'selected from various Jest Books' which 'serve to show the state of this class of literature during that period'. In this volume it is paired with a pamphlet, The Fresher's Don'ts, written by 'A Sympathiser (B. A.)', (probably A. J. Storey) and first published in the 1890s. This edition was printed in 1913 by Redin and Co. of Trinity Street (with advertisements for Redin's and other Cambridge firms' goods and services at the beginning and the end). This light-hearted guide to student etiquette before the cataclysm of the First World War gives insights into a way of life which was about to vanish forever.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004601365
Title Cambridge Jokes: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
Author By (author) James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Cambridge Library Collection
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 10 110800122X
ISBN 13 9781108001229
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.