The High Alps without Guides; Being a Narrative of Adventures in Switzerland, together with Chapters on the Practicability of Such Mode of Mountaineering, and Suggestions for Its Accomplishments. With a frontispiece and two maps

London: Longmans, Green, 1870. First edition. 8vo. vii, (2, contents), 181 pp. Frontispiece from a wood engraving, two folding maps (one laid down on tissue and with residue from old tape repairs). Neate 316: "[The author was an] enthusiastic but inept mountaineer, who had a number of lucky escapes. In the opinion of his contemporaries his book did the cause of mountaineering a serious disservice (at that time)." With the map repairs noted, a very good copy. Contemporary half calf (rubbed, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down), marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. (#7868). Item #60822

Price: $750.00

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