[Manuscript, drop-title:] 'Town & Gown, a reminiscence of by-gone days at Oxford'.

(Oxford. Town & Gown Riots.) [CASEY (George Edwards Comerford, Rev.)]

[Manuscript, drop-title:] 'Town & Gown, a reminiscence of by-gone days at Oxford'.

Description: written in black ink on rectos only (excepting note to one verso), one page edited via excision (the text continuous), pp. [21], crown 8vo, stapled self wrappers, a little spotted to covers with an ink-spot to front, later related clipping to inside front cover, good

Publication Details: n.d., circa 1900

Notes: 'When the short English summer is over, and autumn comes round again, I sometimes think of an adventure that happened to me one gloomy November day between thirty & forty years ago'. The adventure in question took place during the 'Town and Gown rows' of 1867 in Oxford, an annual hostility on November 5th (during which, Casey describes, 'no women were out of doors' and 'the shops [...] were mostly shut') that was only eradicated by reforms some thirty years later; two undergraduates died in the riots recollected here, and Casey himself was in the thick of the action – perhaps lucky to escap...more

Enquire about this book

Price: £1,500

Subject: Antiquarian

Published Date: 1900

Stock Number: 66348

add to basket

(Your basket is currently empty)
add to basket

(Your basket is currently empty)