The Ascent of the Matterhorn: Whymper, Edward
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The Ascent of the Matterhorn

Author(s): Whymper, Edward

Copyright: 1880, John Murray, London
Specifications: 3rd, 8vo, pp.xxii, 325, frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 full-page illus, 91 text illus, 2 fldg maps (1 color), appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth
Condition: cloth worn top/bottom spine, 2.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, bookplate, 1 map w/ small wear hole, tight, else vg

Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and accounts of early attempts on the Matterhorn, culminating in his successful, and tragic, first ascent in 1865. “It is the mountaineering book which most nearly fulfills the quality of epic… Even without the tragedy, which raises it epically to even greater heights, it is incomparable” - Neate. This is an abridged edition of the original edition published as ‘Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69’.

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