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THE VALLEY OF ZERMATT AND THE MATTERHORN: A GUIDE Edward Whymper 1898 2nd ed Very Good
By Whymper, Edward
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London, 1898, 2nd edition. 224 pp plus 24 pages of advertisements, 76 b/w illustrations, includes folding plate of the Gorner glacier plus 2 foldout maps - 1 of the Matterhorn, the other of The Valley of Zermatt and the Central Pennine Alps. 

Still in its original paper cover, 7 1/2 inches x 5 inches. The book is quite solid and may not have been carried on travels, however there are some chips to the cover, and some rippling to the first 30 pages. Overall we have to call it Very Good, but as it is not beaten up and falling apart like copies that were well used, it still retains collectibility. The book is now protected in a custom wallet like box. 

The advertisements are delightful, as they are mostly for hotels in the Swiss and French Alps, Zermatt, Grindelwald, Chamonix, Geneva, plus the Zermatt Railway timetable, etc. Also life insurance, a bookshop for maps and guidebooks, and places that sold ice axes and other climbing gear. When Whymper climbed the Matterhorn at the age if 25 in 1865, there was no train and he walked to Zermatt from Geneva. A distance of over 125 miles, he did it in just a few days!

The classic guidebook to the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper that was first published in 1897, recounts the challenges faced by Whymper during his seven attempts and failures to reach the Matterhorn summit between 1860 and 1865, and his final successful eighth climb in conquering the summit. The book contains an appendix, which includes lists of the various tarifs on excursions, horses and mules, etc, a list of mountains in and around the Zermatt Valley, and a list of names of local guides with notations of those who speak English.


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