A Cambridge Scrap-book
Macmillan and Co: and 23 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.
Oblong 8vo. 11 x 7.5 inches. 36 pp. Separate half title for The Language of Mathematics. In maroon cloth over pictorial stiff card boards. Front board stained and worn. Some marginal foxing and some stains on verso of plates; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated throughout by small sketches. 'The substance of 'Familiar Illustrations of the Language of Mathematics (published in 1850), and 'Cambridge Customs and Costumes (published in 1851), forms part of the contents of this volume.' These humorous sketches of Cambridge University life were published anonymously but known to be the work of John Lewis Roget (1828-1908). He was the son of Peter Mark Roget (1778-1869), famous as the compiler of the Thesaurus, which first appeared in 1852, and later revised and expanded his father's work. A scarce title.
[Stock No. 25788]