Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1910.. 1910.. Fair. - Octavo, limp black cloth titled in gilt with the college coat of arms stamped in gilt on the front cover. The binding is rubbed with small pieces out of the cloth at the corners & edges. The backstrip is lacking. 78 pages. Illustrated with 8 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. The endpapers & the edges of the pastedowns are darkened and the rear hinge is just starting. The page edges are slightly darkened. A good reading copy.
"Reprinted, with corrections and additions, from the Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College." John Caius was a sixteenth-century physician, appointed physician to Edward VI and Elizabeth I. While attending to his busy practice in London around the middle of the century, he conceived the idea of enlarging "that pore howse now called Gonville Halle" so as to make it almost a new college, a project to which he donated both land and money. He became the master of the college in 1559.
John Venn, the author of this biographical sketch was the British mathematician and logician who invented the Venn diagram. Dust jacket present.
EDUCATION; CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY; HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY; JOHN CAIUS Master of Gonville and Caius College in the UniverSIty of Cambridge 1559-1573: A Biographical Sketch, written in commemoration of the Four-hundredth Anniversary of his birth cele