The first college book?

  Bowdoin College about 1845.

Bowdoin College about 1845.

"In an ancient though not very populous settlement, in a retired corner of one of the New England states, arise the walls of a seminary of learning, which, for the convenience of a name, shall be entitled 'Harley College'.''

--From the novel Fanshawe: A Tale, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is said to be the first  novel about college life. Harley is based on Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, which Hawthorne attended in 1821-25.

  The Main Quad at Bowdoin.

The Main Quad at Bowdoin.