First edition. 8vo. pp. xiv, 327; three wood-eng. plates inc. frontis.; near-fine in the original cloth, gilt, a few minor marks, rubbed to head and tail of spine. Provenance: Ownership inscription of Arthur Evans, February 1887, and the subsequent inscription “Presented to Wm. Ernest Corlett by his relations April 1892”.
Clinton Thomas Dent (1850-1912), one of the foremost climbers of his day, provides here a record of his climbs, including the first ascent of the Aiguille du Dru in 1878. This copy contains a particularly tragic association: originally owned by Arthur Evans, it was presented to William Corlett following Evans’ death in 1888 when the two men were climbing on Lliwedd in North Wales (the episode is related in the Abraham brothers’ Rock-Climbing in North Wales).
Author Dent, Clinton.
Binding Original cloth
Publisher London: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Condition See description
Pages xiv, 327