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SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69 Edward Whymper 1893 4th UK ed (Zaehnsdorf Edition) Very Good
By Whymper, Edward
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London, 1893, 4th edition. 468 pp, 23 plates, 107 illustrations in text, 5 fold-out maps. Having learned the lesson of the cheap binding used on the 1st through 3rd editions, this one was bound by Zaehnsdorf, one of England's best bookbinders, in a handsome white linen cloth, decorated with gold snowflakes. But more importantly, the book was bound properly, so that nearly all copies of the 4th edition that have survived are in solid condition, while all 1st editions are falling apart. This copy is soiled on the cover and spine, minor edge wear, and inside there is a bookplate, but no foxing, writing, stains or other flaws. Very Good. (VG due to the dirty cover and slight separation of cover fabric from spine in places)

One of the most important books in the literature of mountaineering. The story of the 1st ascent of the Matterhorn, perhaps the most dramatic and controversial climb of the 19th century. The original editions of this book sold out about 1880 and remained out of print until this, the finest edition was published two years after the great success of Travels Amongst The Great Andes of the Equator.

When he first saw the Alps in 1860, Edward Whymper was a 20-year-old English wood engraver whose dream was to become an arctic explorer. Ambitious and hungry for adventure, he fell in love with the challenge the Alps presented and set out to conquer them peak by peak. Whymper made quick work of the challenge, racking up dozens of first ascents and acquiring a reputation as one of the best in the nascent field of mountaineering.

But on the Matterhorn, considered to be mountaineerings Holy Grail at the time, Whymper met with failure again and again. On his eighth attempted ascent he finally succeeded, becoming the first man to reach its magnificent peak. The victory came at a heavy cost, however, as Whymper watched four of his companions fall to their deaths on the descent. It was a tragedy that would cast a shadow over the remainder of his life.

Published in 1871, Scrambles Amongst The Alps is Whympers own story of his nine years spent climbing in the Alps. One of the first books devoted to the sheer thrill of mountaineering, it is a breathtaking account of the triumph of man over mountain in a time before thermal clothing, nylon ropes, global positioning systems, and air rescues. It also offers Whympers controversial story of the tragedy on the Matterhorn. One of the best adventure books of all time, Scrambles Amongst The Alps is an essential classic of climbing literature by one of mountaineerings most legendary figures.


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