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HISTORY OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY. [With,] A Leaflet of Harvard Songs 1923 and the program for Baccalaureate Sunday, June 17, 1923.
Cambridge, MA. John Owen 1840. 2 volumes. Scarce First Edition. A copy with pleasing provenance having belonged to Francis Xavier Dwyer who graduated 1923 Magna Cum Laude with "Highest Honors" and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attained his Masters at Harvard in 1924 and became Assistant Professor in History. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1933, served in the Federal Court, was an author of legal texts and a librarian, serving first in NYC and finally as Reference Librarian at Harvard Law Library. With a handsome engraved frontispiece to each volume showing views of the campus, and a facsimile rendering of an important section of the official record of the first meeting of the Governors of the College in 1643, and with several woodcut campus views throughout the text, making 21 illustrations in total. Tall 8vo, in a fine and rare binding of three-quarter brown morocco over brown cloth boards, the spines with raised bands decorated and lettered in gilt. This is probably the publisher's best binding. xxiii, [1], 612; xv, 728, pp., plus errata. A fine and very handsome set. The books are rarely found in original morocco and especially so well preserved. The text-blocks are clean. The bindings are strong and tight with no fading at all and only a touch of age or wear at the tips or edges. FIRST EDITION, AND A HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF A BOOK NOW VERY SCARCE IN ORIGINAL PERIOD BINDING. A VALUABLE HISTORY OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRODUCED BY JOSIAH QUINCY, PRESIDENT FROM 1829-1845. This was the first important history of the Harvard University to be publish … [Click Below for Full Description]
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