Historical information

Book prize given to John Tanner (1887), Christmas 1885. First prize for English in the Upper Fifth form.

Physical description

Blue calf-bound book with gold plate work on spine and borders of cover. Ballarat College school crest and motto inscribed on front cover. Six compartments on spine decorated with gold patterns; title inscribed in second compartment. Marbled leaf edges and end papers

Inscriptions & markings

Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat College crest and motto / English / Upper Fifth Form / First prize / Awarded to / J Tanner / Christmas 1885