1880 - Edward Whymper, SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS & DOWN THE RHINE, Lady Murphy
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS — By Edward Whymper and DOWN THE RHINE — By Lady Blanche Murphy — Early Edition, 1880 — ILLUSTRATED Mountaineering, Mountain Climbing, Exploration, Travel
Publisher: The Burrows Brothers Co., Cleveland (1880)
Two books in one volume, from 1880 (early edition). In well preserved condition. Profusely, beautifully illustrated. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The gilt-edged pages are crisp and clean save for wear to inside board paste-down paper along the spine and small amount of chipping to the bottom of the front fly paper. Very small chips on the bottom of the frontispiece. "Scrambles Amongst the Alps" is Whymper's own harrowing 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 — "the mountain which first dominated then destroyed him. "Down the Rhine" is a delightful travel narrative describing what one would see along the Rhine. Please see below for more information on Edward Whymper.
Edward Whymper (27 April 1840 – 16 September 1911) was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four members of his climbing party were killed during the descent. Whymper also made important first ascents on the Mont Blanc massif and in the Pennine Alps, Chimborazo in South America, and the Canadian Rockies. His exploration of Greenland contributed an important advance to Arctic exploration. Whymper wrote several books on mountaineering, including Scrambles Amongst the Alps.