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CRAG, GLACIER AND AVALANCHE: NARRATIVES OF DARING AND DISASTER Achilles Daunt 1889 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Daunt, Achilles
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London, 1889, 1st edition. 212 pp, illustrated frontispiece, 13 b/w illustrations throughout - all steel cut engravings. Very beautiful and decorative cover, Blue pictorial cloth hardcover depicting a massive avalanche scene. Former owner's neat inscription on FEP. Near Fine condition. [Neate D05.]

Tales of daring and disaster in the Alps includes chapters on Chamois Hunting And Its Perils, Narrow Escape In A Crevasse, Poaching In The Alps, Dreadful Disasters On The Matterhorn, and more! This book was very popular and capitalized on the intense British interest in mountaineering that had developed in the thirty years since Alpine climbing really got going in the 1850s.

Chapters: 
  • I. The Alps : Their Pleasures and their Dangers 
  • II. Chamois-Hunting and Its Perils 
  • III. Personal Appearance of a Chamois-Hunter - More Chamois Hunting 
  • IV. Two Daring Escalades 
  • V. Narrow Escape in a Crevasse 
  • VI. Dreadful Disaster on the Matterhorn 
  • VII. Inundation of the Val do Bagnes 
  • VIII. The Fall of the Rossberg 
  • IX. Daring Capture of Two Eaglets 
  • X Poaching in the Alps 
  • XI. Ascent of the Gross Glockner in Winter



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