This delightful book on Cambridge is divided into parts: in its first. Cambridge As It Was, the history of the university and town are traced through Medieval, Reformation, Georgian and Victorian times; while in the second, Cambridge As It Is, the surviving buildings and institutions of each period are examined and criticised.
The book is crammed with illustrations, some 130 of them in all taken from old prints and engravings. There are also 4 colour plates from old prints, old and modern endpaper maps and a comprehensive index.
In terms of condition, the book is very good with its original dustjacket still in tact. The jacket does have several rips and scuffs to it, namely the spine. Internally, all pages are clear and free of any writing or markings. The dustjacket is price-clipped, however and some pages have light foxing to them as well as page edges.
This 1940's book on Cambridge may be used purely as a guide to the university and it sbuildings, or it may equally be read straight through as a fascinating account of a fascinating subject.