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SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS and DOWN THE RHINE Edward Whymper and Blanche Murphy c. 1899 Hardcover Very Good 2 copies available
By Whymper, Edward and Lady Blanche Murphy
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This edition of Scrambles Amongst The Alps  appeared in the USA a 26 years after the first USA edition, and contained another travel book as well, Down The Rhine. It may actually be a bootleg edition. It's value today is being able to have a beautifully bound real antiquarian book for a very reasonable price. I bought my first copy in a bookshop in Maine in the 1960, and it was $15 then. I was thrilled. 

Tro,y New York or Cleveland, Ohio, Nims & Knight or Burrows Bros., c. 1899. 164 pp + 75 pp + 3 pp adverts, 99 Whymper illustrations, many full page. Tall 8vo. AEG, Original burgundy cloth hardcover with mountain climbing vignette and titles on the spine and front cover. There is a gilt title and vignette on spine, and silver titles and vignette on front cover. The burgundy cloth has some edge wear as usual but still quite bright. The gold and silver on the spine and cover are bright; often the silver and gold leaf can disappear over time. Beveled edges. Very Good although Near Fine could be applied too. There is no date printed in the book, and Neate says this edition with Lady Blanche Murphy was first printed in 1884.

This unusual combination of two Victorian era travel books between the same cover looks strange today, but it was actually fairly common in the 19th century. This volume contains most of the text and illustration from Whymper's Scrambles Amongst The Alps, and Lady Blanche Murphy's Down The Rhine.

I first bought a copy of this edition about 1970 in a bookshop in Camden, Maine. I paid about $15, which believe it or not was almost a day's pay in 1970. It was the first 19th century book I ever owned.

This was probably the most common edition of Whymper's Scrambles that was published in the 19th century in the USA, possibly even more copies than any British edition of the 19th century, as it is so common today. Whymper's classic was combined with another title, Down The Rhine, for a Two-Fer. Published by several different publishers, Lippincott, Burrows, Nims & Knight, this is a beautiful 19th century book for a very reasonable price.

Whymper relates his mountaineering activities in the Alps from 1860-69 including the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Well illustrated with Whymper's famous engravings, text in two column format. Published with Lady Murphy's excursion on the Rhine River with engravings to boot.
 


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