This one was awarded as a School Prize to Master Dennis Hodges for Good Progress and Conduct.
(Master was the correct address back then for Young Gentlemen of Quality, and he would have been at Junior school, so probably under the age of 11.)
The only colour plate
This book contains stories which are very gung-ho, very stiff-upper-lip: telling tales of derring do at Public School (Americans would call this "private school").
This is when cricket was king, Games was compulsory (team spirit and all that) and One Did the Right Thing at all times.
I love the text under the sketches - hilarious!
Mind you, I've felt like doing exactly this to a lot of my artwork...
I hope you've noticed the prize money (below) in Guineas (1 Guinea = £1 and 1 shilling - in Proper Money, before we went decimal).
Back cover decal
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