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Satirical university challenge

Magazine by ‘heathen staff’ sells for 10-times top estimate in the city where it was produced

Books and works on paper

Purporting to be three issues of a journal dated 1890-91, but in fact a spoof or satire published 20 years earlier, The Moslem in Cambridge. A Liberal and Advanced Journal… proved an unexpected success in the city of its creation.

Offered in a February 21 sale held by Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium), and with an extended title that declares it to be a work …of Universal Scope, Views and Tendencies, Adapted to the Tastes of all Nations, the volume sold for £800 rather than the £50-80 predicted.

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