Evans, George Fullerton. The College Freshman’s Don’t Book

George Fullerton Evans

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Evans, George Fullerton. The College Freshman’s Don’t Book

San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1910. Hardback small 8vo; first edition. 43 pp. Blue cloth-covered boards with burlap quarter-binding; black and green illustration with black lettering stamped to front board; eight full-page black and white illustrations, including frontispiece, by Charles Frank Ingerson. No dust jacket. Condition: Very good. Some soiling to boards; slight age-staining to quarter-binding; corners bumped and worn. Overall, tight and sound with a clean interior. $40

“In the interests of freshmen at large, especially those whose remaining at large uninstructed and unguided appears a menace to college and university society…” (from the title page). The style of this 110-year-old guide may appear quaint to modern sensibilities, but the book is full of still-relevant advice: “Don’t pretend that you have a fancy income if you haven’t.” “Replace the cigarette with a tennis racket once in a while.” “Obey your conscience, but make sure your conscience is not a bit of an ass.”  With charming period illustrations.

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