The Collegian's Guide

Philatelist John Archibald Dunbar Dunbar's copy of James Pycroft's guide to University


James Pycroft


Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London, 1858
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Printing Details

Second edition, hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 18 × 11cm, 356pp.

This copy belonged to John Archibald Dunbar Dunbar (1849–1905), a renowned British philatelist, and there is a non-authorial inscription to him to the ffep.

Full title: The Collegian's Guide: or Recollections of College Days. Setting Forth the Advantages and Temptations of a University Education.

First published in 1845, this is Pycroft's book on preparing young minds for a University education—its benefits and pitfalls...


This copy is in very good condition. There is light rubbing to the cloth but the pages are clean and the binding is secure.



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