A collection of Latin verses submitted by members of St John's College for University prizes, such as Sir William Browne's Medal for Latin Ode. Each poem appears to be in the autograph of the author. Contents as follows.
295 x 265mm. 93 folios + c.200 blank leaves. Paper. Binding: brown, blind-tooled leather over boards; gilt lettering on spine 'Coll. Div. Joh. Carmina praemiis donata 1837- Cantabr'; marbled endpapers and edges.
College bookplate inside front cover. A note on the front flyleaf reads 'This Book was placed in the College Library by the Revd Dr Bateson, the Master, A.D. 1877. J.S.W. [John Spicer Wood]'. This refers to William Henry Bateson (Master 1857-1881).