THREE DAYS ON THE WHITE MOUNTAINS; Being the Perilous Adventure of Dr. B. L. Ball on Mount Washington during October 25, 26, and 27, 1855. Written by himself.

Boston, (MA): Nathaniel Noyes, 1856. First edition. 12mo. 72 pp. Each page of text framed within a thin rule. Bent, p. 2. While attempting an ascent of Mt. Washington, Dr. Ball lost his way as a snowstorm began, spending three days in the elements with virtually no protection, until finally rescued by a search party. With the ownership stamp, on the front pastedown and endpaper, of Robert L.M. Underhill (1889-1983), the "American mountaineer best know for introducing modern Alpine style rope and belaying techniques to the U.S. climbing community in the late 1920s and early 1930s" (Wikipedia). Sabin 2933. Very good copy with a nice association. Original gilt-stamped red cloth (rubbed). (11187). Item #65402

Price: $750.00

See all items in Americana, Mountaineering
See all items by