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 Perhaps Hillary was inspired by the Cambridge kids. Dust jacket is now housed in a removable, clear archival sleeve.
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 perching atop the most pointed architectural pinnacles. The narrative delves occasionally into mock-heroic prose, underscoring the absurdity of the trend.
Perhaps Hillary was inspired by the Cambridge kids. Dust jacket is now housed in a removable, clear archival sleeve..