This enduring parody of methods of teaching British history was published in 1930, became immediately popular, and is still in print today. The humour begins on the title page with the explanation that the book comprises 'all the parts you can remember including one hundred and three good things, five bad things, and two genuine dates', and also the qualifications of the two authors, one being 'Aegrot: Oxon', the other 'Failed M.A., etc., Oxon'.
Walter Carruthers Sellar (1898–1951) was a Scottish humourist who wrote for 'Punch'.
Robert Julian Yeatman (15 July 1897 – 13 July 1968) was a British humorist who wrote for 'Punch'.
Our book appears to be a first edition copy, but with fewer pages than others of the same year (116 as opposed to 174). It lacks a dust jacket. Bound in dark red cloth with gilt illustrations on the front, and title etc in gilt lettering on the spine, it shows few signs of external wear - some slight shelf wear to top & tail of spine, which is faded/sunned, minimal bumping of corners, and a general slight 'age-worn' appearance. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean and bright. Publisher's 8-page catalogue at the back. Ex libris pasted inside front cover, and ink-written gift inscription on front fep. Both feps slightly browned. No foxing.