HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS

BY JOHN TYNDALL

1871 FIRST EDITION

ALPINE CLASSIC

THREE ATTEMPTS ON MAKING FIRST ASCENT OF THE MATTERHORN


This is the first printing of the first edition of HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS by John Tyndall. This book was published in London by Longmans & Green in 1871. The book measures 203mm tall x 125mm, and has 473 pages, 7 engravings (5 by Whymper), index. Three attempts on the Matterhorn, death of Benner, ascents of Jungfrau, Eiger, etc. A classic account.

CONDITION: Original green cloth with black borders covers, small gilt & black decoration front cover, similar decoration in black on rear cover, gilt lettering on spine, original tan coated endpapers. Pea-sized chip top corner spine, clean, inside hinges neatly repaired with tissue, no foxing, tight binding, VG+. Price: $300.


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