SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69

BY EDWARD WHYMPER

1900 FIFTH EDITION

NICE EDITION: UPDATED, CORRECTED

YET SAME FORMAT/SIZE/BINDING AS THE FIRST EDITION


This is the fifth UK edition of SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69 by Edward Whymper. This book was published in London by John Murray in 1900. It has been corrected by the author with a new preface that discusses topics that occurred after the 1871 first edition. All the changes & corrections made for the 4th edition are included in this edition. Also the maps for this edition were updated & re-engraved. The preface includes breaking news on ascents & characters involved in the ongoing drama of the Matterhorn. The binding size and gilt stamping is identical to the first edition except the cloth color is blue instead of green. The book measures 225cm x 16cm, and has 468 pages, 22 full page engravings, 107 in-text engravings, 5 folding maps & a folding snow section chart, 8 appendices, index.

CONDITION: Original blue cloth, all edges gilt covered, gilt ruled borders front cover, gilt lettering and ornamentation on spine, original black coated EPs. Generally quite nice condition with very clean covers, tiny 1mm hole punched into cloth near lower outside corner of front cover (not through the board -- see photo), minor wear at very ends of spine and tips of corners, paper partially cracked on inside front hinge (but hinge is strong and not broken), tight binding, no foxing, bright pages, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages. The folding maps and chart are in nice condition. The book is complete with all pages, plates and maps. Price: $300.


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