London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1888.
Hardcover. Very Good-. Second edition, with corrections (first issued in 1887). viii, 180 pp, indexed, illustrated with 23 gravure plates (portraits) and several drawings in the text. Withdrawn library copy, with minor related markings. Call number covered and barely noticeable at head of spine, bookplate to front pastedown and remnant of one at rear, perforated stamp on title page. Boards lightly rubbed, worn at tips, 1/2 inch split to cloth at head of spine. Binding tight, hinges secure, pages clean and without foxing. Provides a history of the growth and development of mountaineering from 1387-1885, with sections on alpine accidents and winter mountaineering. This is followed by biographical sketches of the great early Alpine guides, accompanied by lovely portraits by Abney--himself a pioneer in the field of photography. Neate C156.