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 #: OP4917-942
THE STORY OF MONT BLANC Albert Smith 1853 1st US ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Smith, Albert
Price: $299.00

List Price: $325.00
You Save $26.00 (8%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, G.P. Putnam, 1853, 1st US edition. 208 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title page, original green cloth hardcover with embossed oval picture of cluster of mountain climbers on both front and rear boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Minor bubbles on covers and minor age yellowing. Otherwise a very nice copy of this classic. Near Fine
 
[Neate S86.] 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 ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Smith, Albert
Price $199.00 ~ Regular $225.00, You Save $26.00 (12%)
- Item # OP4917B-942
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 New 2 copies available
By: McNee, Alan
Price $23.99
- Item # BK4236-5762
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SAVAGE SNOWS: THE STORY OF MONT BLANC Walt Unsworth 1986 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # OP817-9593
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LE MONT BLANC: ASCENSIONS D'HIVER ET D'ETE [MONT BLANC: WINTER AND SUMMER ASCENSIONS] Paul Gussfeldt 1900 2nd thousand Paperback Fine
By: Gussfeldt, Paul
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5024-612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GUIDE VALLOT: LA CHAINE DU MONT BLANC Vol 1 Mont Blanc - Trlatte 1946 1st edition VG
By: Groupe De Haute Montagne, DEVIES, Lucien, HENRY, Pierre, LAGARDE, Jacques
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $20.00 (44%)
- Item # GB4205-399
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MARTIN BARRY, QUAKER MICROSCOPIST J Monroe Thorington 1953 [MONT BLANC]
By: Thorington, J Monroe
Price $10.00
- Item # RJ2
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MONT BLANC TO EVEREST Gaston Rebuffat 1956 1st English ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Rebuffat, Gaston
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP891C-928
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ANNALS OF MONT BLANC [History, Reference] Charles Edward Mathews 1898 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine
By: Mathews, Charles Edward and T.G. Bonney
Price $249.99 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $250.01 (50%)
- Item # OP76A-753
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MONT BLANC AND THE AIGUILLES. C.D. Milner 1955 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Milner, C.D.
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP177-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER WEISSE BERG: MEINE ERLEBNISSE AM MONTBLANC [THE WHITE MOUNTAIN: MY EXPERIENCES AT MONT BLANC] Ludwig Steinauer 1941 2nd ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Steinauer, Ludwig
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # OP3716-937
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF MONT BLANC Albert Smith 1853 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Smith, Albert
Price $199.00 ~ Regular $225.00, You Save $26.00 (12%)
- Item # OP4917B-942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANGA PARBAT Karl Herrligkoffer 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Herrligkoffer, Karl
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP48A-3916
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SHAWANGUNK ROCK CLIMBING [Coffe Table Picture Book] Richard DuMais 1985 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: DuMais, Richard
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $49.96 (50%)
- Item # OP72-482
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ROAD TO RAKAPOSHI George Band 1st UK ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Band, George
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP923D-871
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HILL: A TRUE STORY OF TRAGEDY, RECOVERY, AND REDEMPTION ON NORTH AMERICA'S HIGHEST PEAK Ed Hommer and Daniel Paisner 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hommer, Ed and Daniel Paisner
Price $16.99 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $4.96 (23%)
- Item # BK667-871
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH WORLDS OF THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER Bob and Ira Spring 1959 Ltd 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine SIGNED by Bob and Ira Spring and Harvey Manning
By: Spring, Bob and Ira (Photos) and Harvey Manning (Text)
Price $75.00
- Item # OP1399D-346
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CONTACT: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING AND ENVIRONMENTAL THINKING Jeffrey McCarthy 2008 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: McCarthy, Jeffrey Mathes
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $21.00 (84%)
- Item # BK2315-8514
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST Mike Rosen 1990 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Rosen, Mike
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP3871-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HALF DOME: THE HISTORY OF YOSEMITE'S ICONIC MOUNTAIN Joe Reidhead 2019 1st ed Paperback New SIGNED by Joe Reidhead Multiple copies available
By: Reidhead, Joe
Price $16.95
- Item # BK4140-34610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69 Edward Whymper 1893 4th UK ed (Zaehnsdorf Edition) Very Good
By: Whymper, Edward
Price $195.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $55.00 (22%)
- Item # OP1787G-346
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HANNIBAL CROSSES THE ALPS Cecil Torr 1924 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Torr, Cecil
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $20.00 (44%)
- Item # OP3036-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー