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WHYMPER, Edward.

Scrambles amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69.

Stock Code
87400
London, John Murray, 1871
£1,350

This copy from the library of John Hunt, leader of the successful British 'Ascent of Everest' in 1953.

Whymper, a leading figure in Alpine mountaineering recounts details of his many brilliant climbs including his tragic ascent of the Matterhorn during which he lost four of his companions. This book sealed his reputation as a famous mountaineer.

This work is a mountaineering classic. Neate describes it as 'the book on my pedestal... unique, in the near perfection of its construction, moving as it does between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. It is the mountaineering book which most nearly fulfills the quality of the epic... Even without the tragedy, which raises it especially to even greater heights, it is incomparable'.

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Description

Fourth thousand. 8vo (23 x 17 cm), xviii, 432pp., engraved frontispiece, 5 folding maps at rear including one coloured, vignettes, numerous black and white engravings throughout, modern green half morocco gilt, short tears to blank outer margin of title repaired, lightly soiled, a very good copy.

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