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Sherman, J(ohn)

Historia Collegii Jesu Cantabrigiensis a J.Shermanno olim praes. eiusdem collegii. Edidit et notis instruxit J.O.Halliwell.

London, Thomas Rodd 1840.

Reference: 13500
Price: £145 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (8) + 43 + (1)pp, with additional printed leaf advertising Halliwell’s forthcoming publication on the manuscripts in libraries of Cambridge University. Publisher’s cloth, with printed paper label on upper cover, neatly rebacked. Author’s presentation inscription to Royal Society of Literature.

An edition by James Orchard Halliwell of a previously unpublished manuscript history of Jesus College, Cambridge, compiled by Rev.John Sherman (c.1628-1671), Fellow of Jesus. Halliwell (afterwards Halliwell-Phillipps), at that time a precocious Cambridge undergraduate, edited it for the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, of which he was one of the founders and the first Honorary Secretary, just before being forced to leave Cambridge without a degree owing to difficulties with his creditors.