First edition. Folio. pp. xi, 287; twenty-four photogravure portraits including dedication leaf, one full- page illustration of ice-axes, illusts. to text; very good in the original red cloth, gilt, t.e.g., bumped to extremities, a little faded on spine and on adjacent area of upper board.
Neate C156; Perret 1173. An evocative record of the silver age of Alpinism. The list of entries - Melchior Anderegg, Christian Almer, François Devouassoud, Jean-Antoine Carrel, Emile Rey, and others - is a roll call of the most important Alpine guides of the later nineteenth century. Superb portrait photogravures accompany each biography in this nicely produced volume. A second edition, in slightly smaller format, was published the following year.
Author Cunningham, C. D. & W. de W. Abney.
Binding Original red cloth
Publisher London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington
Condition Very good, with some fading to spine.
Pages pp. xi, 287;