Item #6213 The Night Climbers of Cambridge. Whipplesnaith.
The Night Climbers of Cambridge
The Night Climbers of Cambridge

The Night Climbers of Cambridge

London: Chatto and Windus, 1953. Early Reprint. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo. Pp. viii, 183. Frontis. photo. Amply illustrated throughout with superb nocturnal photography. Bound in full blue cloth with gilt lettering stamped on spine. Very slight suggestion of spine lean. In the photo-illustrated dust jacket that shows light edge-wear, price of 15s intact on the front flap. (Please excuse glare in photos.). Very Good / Very Good+. Item #6213

Top-notch treatment of the short-lived phenomenon of youth climbing drainpipes, towers, spires and chimneys on the campus of Cambridge University. The photographs document absurd spire-bagging, with students proudly standing atop the most pointed architectural pinnacles. The narrative delves occasionally into mock-heroic prose, underscoring the absurdity of the trend.

We would suggest the students were inspired by the ascent of Mt. Everest by Ed Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, but that conquest immediately followed publication of this title. Ergo, perhaps Hillary was inspired by the Cambridge kids. Dust jacket is now housed in a removable, clear archival sleeve.

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Price: $150.00