Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP4917B-969
THE STORY OF MONT BLANC Albert Smith 1853 1st US ed Hardcover Very Good
By Smith, Albert
Price: $199.00

List Price: $225.00
You Save $26.00 (12%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, 1853, 1st US edition. Putnam. 208 pages. [Neate S86.] Engraved frontispiece and title page, original green cloth with embossed oval picture of cluster of mountain climbers on both front and rear boards. Gilt lettering on spine. A very good copy with wear along the edges. Lacks the endpapers, some foxing on first and last pages. Very Good.
 
In 1851 Albert Smith ascended Mont Blanc, the 37th ascent of the peak, and the year after produced at the Egyptian Hall in London a descriptive entertainment, which he called ''Mont Blanc,'' describing the ascent of the mountain and the Englishman abroad. Smith's Mont Blanc show ran for 2000 performances over six years and helped to popularize mountain climbing in mid-Victorian Britain. The lectures made him rich.

He was one of the founding members of the British Alpine Club in 1857. Smith traveled to Hong Kong in 1858 and followed his Mont Blanc entertainment with a similar show about the overland route to China between 1858 to 1860.

It can be argued that Albert Smith's lectures created mountaineering as a popular activity, that the ''golden age'' of the Alps started with his climb, that most of the great British climbers of the second half of the 19th century were inspired by him, that this book was the first popular mountaineering book, and that as he created the interest in mountaineering, he also created it as a commercial activity (bad news for the later criticisms that mountaineering has become too commercial!).
 
 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE STORY OF MONT BLANC Albert Smith 1853 1st US ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Smith, Albert
Price $299.00 ~ Regular $325.00, You Save $26.00 (8%)
- Item # OP4917-969
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ANNALS OF MONT BLANC Charles Edward Mathews 1898 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Mathews, Charles Edward
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $50.00 (17%)
- Item # OP76A-949
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MONT BLANC SIDESHOW: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALBERT SMITH J. Monroe Thorington 1934 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Thorington, J. Monroe
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $55.00 (37%)
- Item # OP1602A-147
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALBERT SMITH AND THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC: THE COCKNEY WHO SOLD THE ALPS Alan McNee 2015 1st ed Softcover Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: McNee, Alan
Price $23.99
- Item # BK4236-9482
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MONT BLANC MASSIF: THE 100 FINEST ROUTES Gaston Rebuffat Updated 1991 or 1996 ed Hardcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Rebuffat, Gaston
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.05 (73%)
- Item # BK1245-3852p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS Giusto Gervasutti 1979 Paperback Very Good-Near Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Gervasutti, Giusto
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $29.99, You Save $20.00 (67%)
- Item # OP479B-9393
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GERVASUTTI'S CLIMBS Giusto Gervasutti 1957 1st UK edition Hardcover Like New and DJ Fine
By: Gervasutti, Guisto
Price $115.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $35.00 (23%)
- Item # OP479AB-940
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MONT BLANC MASSIF: THE 100 FINEST ROUTES Gaston Rebuffat 1975 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good 2 Copies Available
By: Rebuffat, Gaston
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $25.01 (33%)
- Item # OP1723-9412p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY A NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES Hudson and Kennedy New Modern Reprint Softcover
By: Hudson, Charles and Edward Shirley Kennedy
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.05 (84%)
- Item # BK2352-110
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BRENVA [MONT BLANC] T. Graham Brown 1945 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Brown, T. Graham
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # OP1736A-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF MONT BLANC Albert Smith 1853 1st US ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Smith, Albert
Price $299.00 ~ Regular $325.00, You Save $26.00 (8%)
- Item # OP4917-969
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING [THE OUT OF DOOR LIBRARY] Edward L. Wilson 1897 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Wilson, Edward L., etc.
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $30.95 (62%)
- Item # OP6460-947
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIANS ON EVEREST Bruce Patterson 1990 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Patterson, Bruce
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $21.00 (42%)
- Item # BK1165-947
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY VOL 30 NO 106 1984 Softcover Near Fine
By: International Glaciological Society
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # OP7755-958
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EIS VERTIKAL [VERTICAL ICE] Gerard Kosicki, Francois Damilano, Bernard Amy 1990 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Kosicki, Gerard, etc.
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $60.01 (80%)
- Item # BK483-941p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAINEERING George Smith 1967 Revised US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Smith, George Alan
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $12.01 (60%)
- Item # OP6437D-385
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURER: MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST WOMAN TO CLIMB MOUNT MCKINLEY Barbara Washburn 2001 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Washburn, Bradford and Lew Freedman
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $3.00 (13%)
- Item # BK1638-941
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AUS DEN HEIMATBERGEN [FROM THE HOME MOUNTAINS] Fritz Koziol c. 1925 Hardcover Portfolio Color Plates Near Fine
By: Koziol, Fritz
Price $199.99 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $50.01 (20%)
- Item # OP7909-943p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KANGCHENJUNGA ADVENTURE Frank Smythe 1931 3rd imp Hardcover Good
By: Smythe, Frank
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # OP415A-939
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE COLUMBIA: SUSTAINING A MODERN RESOURCE Tim Palmer 1997 Softcover Near Fine
By: Palmer, Tim
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # BK7984-969
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCKY MOUNTAINS 19th CENTURY STEEL ENGRAVING BLACK/WHITE Original (Not a modern copy) Fine
By: Rocky Mountains Steel Engraving
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $65.00 (43%)
- Item # RM14-109p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart