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: 1871, John Murray, London
Specifications: 1st ed, 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.xviii, 432, frontis, 22 bw full page (1 fldg) & 92 text illus, 5 maps (4 fldg, 1 color), apps, marbled eps, teg, raised bands, 6 spine panels w/ red leather title patch & green leather author patch, ¾ tan & marbled boards
Condition: boards rubbed/darkening, edge wear, owner’s label on fep, signature on ½ title dated May 1872, & on back of frontis dated 1872, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good

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.

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