Chainey, Graham: A LITERARY HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE
Book Number: 011824
Cambridge University Press Cambridge, England 1995 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xvi, + 335pp., plus 1 x 16 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, tiny spot to lower textblock edge. Art-illustrated (The West Room in the University Library, by Thomas Rowlandson) card wrapper has a previous owner's name to inside front panel, else very good. From the rear panel: "Graham Chainey begins with the legends that surround Cambridge's foundation, and traces through the centuries a crowded story rich in engrossing and often amusing incident. Here are the great names that have brought Cambridge fame throughout the world, and many lesser writers not usually linked with the place who have contributed to its history or have been affected by it - for better or worse. besides discussing those born or educated in Cambridge, and those who have taught there, Chainey describes memorable visits by Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde and Sherlock Holmes, among many others. The final chapters take up the story to the present day . . . an affectionate, amusing, but unsentimental account of an important part of England's literary history." Book weight approx. 860g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing.