Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers, A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club. John Ball.

Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers, A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club

London: Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1860.

Hardcover. Very Good. xiii, 328 pp, with 8 folding maps. In original dark red cloth stamped in gilt, with an image of climbers on a steep ridge on the front board. Light rubbing/bumping to corners, minor foxing to endpapers, minor soiling. Binding tight, contents clean, maps in excellent condition. Fifth edition, the first "knapsack edition," issued in a smaller format designed as "a convenient travelling manual for explorers in the higher regions of the Alps," without the colored plates, but with all the maps. One of the most famous works of mountaineering literature, this collection of climbing records and narratives led to the establishment of the Alpine Journal in 1863 (Neate A 32).

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