Grove was one of the ablest British climbers of the day and president of the Alpine Club, 1884-6. He also led the condemnation of guildeless climbing in the 1870s, against the Rev. Girdlestone.
First edition. 8vo., x, 341pp., 6 wood-engraved plates by Edward Whymper, folding map, original bluish-green cloth gilt, upper cover ruled in gilt, corners bumped, light stains to covers, a very good copy.
Provenance: Evening College for Women, Queen Street, Brompton, circulating library (label to front free endpaper)
Neate G75; Perret 2069.
Stock ID: 93098