Whymper, Edward. Scrambles Amongst the Alps. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & CO, 1872. First American edition.
"Published in 1871, Scrambles Amongst the Alps is Whymper's 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 Whymper's 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 mountaineering's most legendary figures." - goodreads.com
An early edition of a classic. Rare opportunity to own this book!
Condition: Clean copy in good condition. Spine is slightly torn, shows signs of aging. Inside hinge is loose. Pages are clean but show normal signs of age. Some markings on the inside front cover.
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