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WHYMPER, Edward.

Scrambles amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69.

Stock Code
100600
London, John Murray,
£1,250

A finely bound example of an Alpine mountaineering classic, with good provenance.

Whymper, a leading figure in Alpine mountaineering, narrates in this volume details of his many brilliant climbs including the tragic account of his ascent of the Matterhorn. This book sealed his reputation as a famous mountaineer.

Alfred Capel-Cure (8 December 1826 − 29 July 1896) was a colonel in the British Army and a pioneer of photography. He served n the Crimean War and became

He was the nephew of the watercolour painter and photographer Robert Henry Cheney who introduced him to photography. His subjects were mostly architecture in England, France and Gibraltar. He served in the Crimean War and was there wounded at Redan.

Capel-Cure was commissioned into the 55th Foot, but later transferred to the Grenadier Guards. He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in 1858 and Colonel in 1863.

He was killed in an accidental explosion while dynamiting tree roots in

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Description

Fifth thousand. 8vo, xviii, [ii], 432 pp, 107 illustrations including frontispiece, five folding maps at rear, contemporary half vellum gilt, pale green cloth sides decorated in gilt, green morocco lettering piece, all edges gilt, a little foxing at beginning and end, a fine example.

Bibliography

Perret 4557; Neate W65.

Stock ID:100600

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