Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69: Whymper, Edward
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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

Author(s): Whymper, Edward

Copyright: 1893, John Murray, London
Specifications: 4th, DeLuxe Ed, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 468, frontis, 22 bw full page & 107 text illus, 5 fldg maps, appendices, teg, uncut, gilt-star decorated & cream buckram DeLuxe Zaehnsdorg binding
Condition: signed Richard Irvin on Arthur Sloman’s bp, cloth lightly rubbed, tape marks to eps, binder’s ticket on fep, tight, maps w/ orig folds & 2 small edge tears, 3 maps w/ tissue overlay, very good+

The Definitive Edition of Whymper’s Classic in the DeLuxe Binding

Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successful, and tragic, first ascent in 1865. “It is the mountaineering book which most nearly fulfills the quality of epic… Even without the tragedy, which raises it epically to even greater heights, it is incomparable” - Neate. “Regarded as the definitive edition” – Neate; and sold out in two weeks!

Irvin (1930-2006) was a noted American mountaineer with expeditions to Rakaposhi, Hidden Peak, Mt. Saint Elias, Aspiring, Cook, and many more. Sloman (1851-1919) was a member of the UK Alpine Club. Neate W65.

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