W. H. Smith. Cambridge. 1836 - 37.
Privately published Journal. 15 Issues, all published. Number 1 : Tuesday Oct 25, 1836 to Number 15, Tuesday March 14, 1837. Small 4to. (7.3 x 4.6 inches). Each weekly issue printed on different coloured paper. Finely bound in early full red calf. Lavish gilt decoration to boards and spine, gilt board edges and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, original silk page marker. Marbled endpapers. Some overall wear but still a handsome and a rare item. A collection of verse and humorous prose by undergraduates of Cambridge University, including the following advice in a section of Hints to Freshmen; 'Make a fool or a blackguard of yourself as much as lies in your power; but if you cannot be a good blackguard, be a fool; it is much easier, and equally if not more expensive'.