Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1936.
First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by Alma M. Bevis to a friend and dated March 12, 1940 to front free endpaper, association copy. Stated first edition. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xiii, 127pp. Rather heavy wear to dust jacket, with small tears to edges and extremities and dampstain to sunned spine. Bound in full crimson cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild wear to binding, with bumping to extremities. Binding is firm, square, and sound. Pages are gently age-toned, else clean and unmarked. A highly presentable first printing, signed by the author, of this humorous history of Harvard University as told through a series of gustatory and riotous events, including: the banning of plum cake, the great feast of 1642, the butter rebellion, the battle of India tea, the anti-Christian spoons, the annual stolen kiss, the great rebellion, fires around the pump, the lone fish ball, the cabbage rebellion, Rinehart!, the forty toasts, John the Orangemen translates Veritas, and more. Very good / good. Item #7262