THE HIGH ALPS WITHOUT GUIDES
A.G. Girdlestone. A Narrative of Adventures in Switzerland Together With Chapters on the Practicability of Such Mode of Mountaineering, and Suggestions for its Accomplishment. Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1870, First U.K. Edition. Rebound blue original blind-stamped decorative boards, with spine gilt lettering cut and glued from original spine, 181 pages, 2 folding maps, Central Alps (creased), and Western Alps, route marked in red, Frontispiece, 2 pages adverts. (Neate: G30) Very scarce indeed, Neate suggests probably less than 100 copies. The Rev. Girdlestone was an enthusiastic but inept climber who had a number of lucky escapes, consequently his book was badly received by his contemporaries. Light wear to extremities, rare book, VG.