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Title:Images of Cambridge
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.60)
Book ID:B009-2557
Publisher:Breedon Books Publishing Co. Ltd, Derby, Derbyshire, 1994
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:As New
Breedon Books Publishing Co. Ltd, 1994, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, First Edition

IMAGES OF CAMBRIDGE is a unique picture of one English city during the 20th century. Spanning the period from the death of Queen Victoria to the present day, and with a glance forward to possible developments, the book covers Cambridge from King's College to the suburbs of King's Hedges, and from the first bus to the 'Green Bicycles'. It brings together photographs from a wide range of sources, from formal groups to family snapshots, most never before published in book form, and draws extensively upon the Cambridgeshire Collection at the Central Library in Lion Yard and the archives of the Cambridge Evening News. Looking behind the fine historic faces that help turn a relatively small town into a world city, the book charts the developments as they happened. It demonstrates slum clearance and house building, the growth of the Arbury estate, changing shopping patterns with small shops making way for Lion Yard and the Grafton Centre, traffic - Mitchams corner by day and night - and the new Elizabeth Way Bridge which solved the city's notorious problems for a brief period. With the Cambridge University it covers rag-day activities, new colleges and departments and May ball breakfasts in Fitzroy Street - just a few steps away from the new Anglia Polytechnic University. Its chronological arrangement makes it possible for the reader to see Cambridge as they first knew it, either as a child in the 1920s, an an undergraduate in the 1950s or a resident in the 1980s. They can then see how and when the changes occurred or turn back the pages to discover what had happened in previous decades. It is a book for every resident, every student, every visitor, for it puts the glory of the university architecture into the context of a working and thriving city. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 214 pages. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. the words: "OWN COPY" neatly written in ink on rear endpaper. Gilt titles spine. grey cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Genealogy & Local History; History; Cambridge; East Anglia; England; Photography. ISBN: 1873626819. ISBN/EAN: 9781873626818. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2557.
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