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Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition

Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition
Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whimper 1871. 1st edition

Cover Type: Hardback

Edition: 1st Edition

Illustrated: Yes

A rare 1st edition in original condition as published. John Murray, London, 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Author (illustrator). 1st Edition. (Fifth thousand) 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. The Iconic Alps mountaineering book.  In publishers un-restored original bevelled green cloth gilt binding.Slightly worn at top and tail of spine otherwise in clean and tidy condition occasional gaping between segments in text block, with one loose illustration. Folding maps at rear of volume.Numerous full page illustrations and others within the ten ext. All present and correct as per list. 432pps 2x handwritten inscriptions 1872 &1940
Scrambles Amongst the Alps is Whymper's own story of his nine years spent climbing in the Alps. One of the first books devoted to the sheer thrill of mountaineering, it is a breathtaking account of the triumph of man over mountain in a time before thermal clothing, nylon ropes, global positioning systems, and air rescues. It also offers Whymper's controversial story of the tragedy on the Matterhorn. One of the best adventure books of all time, Scrambles Amongst the Alps is an essential classic of climbing literature by one of mountaineering's most legendary figures.". 

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