FROM THE ALPS TO THE ANDES

BEING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MOUNTAIN GUIDE

BY MATTIAS ZURBRIGGEN

1899 FIRST UK PRINTING

VERY SCARCE CLASSIC OF MOUNTAINEERING LITERATURE


This is the first UK printing of FROM THE ALPS TO THE ANDES by Mattias Zurbriggen. This book was published in London by T. Fisher Unwin in 1899. The book measures 226mm tall x 144mm, and has 269 pages, 53 b/w photos & illustrations, 2 graphs. One of the classic accounts by a guide: major ascents in the Alps (Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, etc), with Conway to the Karakoram (Baltoro), with Fitzgerald to Aconcagua (first ascent by Zurbriggen alone) and to New Zealand, with the Workmans in the Karakoram (Hispar). This book is now very scarce, rarely appearing on the market.

CONDITION: Original dark red cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine, black decoration of ice axes lower corner front cover, TEG. Ex-library with marks erased, neatly repaired EP hinges, bookseller crimp on corner of blank FFEP, no EP pocket or tags, paper repair lower corner of front pastedown, gift inscription on short title page dated 1899, something crossed out on same page with black marker, no stamp or library mark on title page, something erased from verso of title page, "printed in Great Britain" stamped on very bottom edge of verso of title page, faint trace of sticker being removed from lower spine, no other library marks inside or outside, cloth at spine ends frayed with some loss, slight fading spine, wrinkle to cloth lower front cover corner, relatively clean covers, binding is solid and not loose, good working copy. Price: SOLD.


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