The Badminton Library – Mountaineering.
Longmans, Green, and Co.
8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. xvi + 439 +  pp. +  pp. series list Bound in original brown pictorial cloth, gilt. Patterned endpapers. Extremities a little worn, including head and tail of spine, fly leaves browned and some foxing with right hand lower margin water stain pp. 81-253; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 13 plates, including photographic frontispiece and numerous wood engraved text figures, by title page and preface vignettes and by humorous vignette drawings and initials. The mountaineering volume, and sixteenth to be published, of the Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. It covers equipment, principles, snowcraft, rock climbing, maps and guidebooks, mountaineering beyond the Alps and without guides, hill climbing in Britain, sketching, camping and photography; all accompanied by delightful illustrations of parties of tweedy chaps, and the occasional lady, clambering over alpine slopes and snow faces. Clinton Thomas Dent (1850-1912) was a surgeon and climber, who was the first to ascend some of the few remaining unclimbed alpine peaks, including the Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif. Published in the same year as the first edition.
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