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The Victorian Mountaineers

Author(s): Clark, Ronald W.

Copyright: 1953, Batsford, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth
Condition: signed on paper pasted to fep, dj cover pasted to ffep, cloth lightly rubbed, w/ DPL & AAC/Hall bookplates, vg+

Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67.

DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain Regional Depository Collection at the Denver Public Library. A change in the Denver Library’s policy resulted in this collection of AAC books being relocated to the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981 with some portion then returning to the Club’s Library.

Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founder of the Harvard Mountaineering Club. He climbed in the Alps, New Zealand, Mexico, the Caucasus, Japan, Columbia, Alaska, British Columbia, and many parts of the US. He made a number of first ascents, and climbed such peaks as Waddington and Robson, and was a member of the team which made the first ascent of Logan. His significant financial support helped not only the Club but many expeditions maintain solvency. Hall was one of the most important members in the AAC’s history and the Club’s Library is named in his memory.

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