F.H. Stubbings, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A., First Edition
This is a new edition of Dr Stubbings's "Bedders, Bulldogs and Bedells: A Cambridge ABC", first published by the author in 1991. It has now been revised, enlarged by a number of new entries, and adorned with a selection of illustrations. Like the first edition, the book aims to explain lucidly and readably the many special words and usages current in the Cambridge academic milieu. What are bedders, Bulldogs, Bedells? What is a tripes? What is a gyp-room? What (in the past) was a ten year man! What was The Wooden Spoon? After nearly four score years of life in Cambridge, the author does not claim to give, or know, all the answers; but puzzled visitors, freshmen, even dons, may find here first aid and refreshment. FRANK STUBBINGS was born and educated in Cambridge, at the Perse School and Emmanuel College. He was elected a Fellow of Emmanuel College in 1939. He held a University Lectureship in Classics, 1949-80, was University Orator 1974-82, Emmanuel College Librarian 1959-80, and Vice-Master 1965-9. He is now a Life Fellow of the college. Cover illustration: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, in procession in Trinity Street. (photograph by N. Mason-Smith) Cover design: Nancy Lawrence. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 126 pages. Black titles spine. illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Reference; Cambridge University; East Anglia; Schools & Colleges; England; Education. ISBN: 0521479789. ISBN/EAN: 9780521479783. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2551.