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WHYMPER, Edward.

Scrambles amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69.

Stock Code
92720
London, John Murray, 1871
£1,500

'This landmark of mountaineering literature is considered by many to be the most famous mountain travel book of the period, by the most famous mountaineer. Whymper's immortal first ascent of the Matterhorn (that 'awful mountain') in 1865, on his eighth attempt, is described here and remains the classic mountain story of triumph and tragedy. The story of the first ascent, and the seven preceding, beginning in 1861, forever fixed the Matterhorn as the mountain which most deeply stirred the imagination of mountaineers' (UCLA Farquahar Collection).

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Description

First edition. 8vo., xviii, [ii], 432pp., 21 full page illustrations, 90 further black and white illustrations, 5 fold-out maps at rear, including one coloured, later dark green half morocco gilt, panelled spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled sides, neatly rebacked preserving spine, a handsome copy.

Bibliography

Farquahar 18; Neate W65; Perret 4557.

Stock ID:92720

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