Oxford Life - Dacre BalsdonLondon: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small damp-stain to the top corner of the upper panel, worn at the leading edge of the flaps and tanned on the verso. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers & blanks; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;
From the cover: “THERE are many good books about Oxford, particularly about Oxford architecture, but there is no book which describes, as Mr Balsdon’s does, the day-to-day life of undergraduates, dons and College servants from the moment when Oxford wakes up from its Long Vacation to greet the Freshman each October, until, with the publication of the Class Lists, it pronounces sentence on the Third- and Fourth-Year man and goes to sleep again in the following July. Michaelmas Term is the Freshman’s term; Hilary Term is nobody’s term — dull and middle-aged; Trinity Term is everybody’s term, the Freshman’s and the Second-Year man’s for enjoyment, while for the Third- and Fourth-Year man it is, sadly, the end of it all.
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 279
£30.00 (Now Sold)