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AN OLD BOY.
A Harrow Dictionary.

Description:
pp. 12. 6-line ADDENDA slip pasted to inside of rear cover. Original blue paper covers, stitched as issued, centre crease where once folded, otherwise a very good copy.

*COPAC records the British Library copy only. TOGETHER WITH : Prospectus for the Harrow School Register, 1801-1893, with a leaf from the Register showing the entry for PETER ARTHUR MARSHAM HOARE, of Luscombe Castle, Dawlish, Devon, addressed and stamped [1894] to P. Hoare, 37 Fleet Street, London, E.C. This was, and still is, the address of Hoare's Bank, founded in 1672, and the oldest independent bank in the UK. The Dictionary was compiled by one of the boys, for his father, who then thought '.... that there might be two classes who would welcome the little manual, viz. New Boys and Old Boys....'. It contains the unsurprising Bunterish definitions - STINKS Chemistry; FOOTER Football, also the ball itself; HOME BUG Day boy.

Printed by William S. Nurse, Machine Printer, Broad Street, Eye.

Date Published: [1887].

Stock No. 60476

Price: 100.00

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