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Whymper, Edward.
The Valley of Zermatt and the Matterhorn. A collection of all fifteen editions.
London: John Murray, 1897-1911. 1st-15th editions. 8vo. First edition bound without adverts. with second edition of Whymper s Chamonix and the Range of Mont Blanc (1897), contemporary half calf, rubbed; remaining editions either rebound with orig. wrappers retained (2nd, 3rd, 8th, 11th - but lacks general map of Zermatt), rebound without wrappers (7th ), or in the original wrappers (4th, 5th - but lacks general map of Zermatt - 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th - with new spine - 15th); some wear to spines of most copies in wrappers, overall good. Whymper s guide to Zermatt and the Matterhorn appeared a year after his similar guide to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. The guide was reissued each year, with an increase of 12 pages from the first to the second edition, but thereafter with similar pagination and maps. Whymper added notes to the introduction up to the sixth edition, but from the seventh edition the Introduction remained relatively unchanged save for the date. Changes were also made to the advertisements; these advertised climbing equipment, book notices including copies of Whymper s own publications, volcanic dust collected by Whymper in the Andes, Whymper s Alpine Photographs (for sale in London, Geneva, Chamonix and Zermatt), Hotels in Zermatt, and the Establishment kept by Melchior Anderegg , the Alpine guide, who offered wood-carvings, photographs by Whymper, Whymper s guides, alpenstocks, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books ABA PBFA [London, United Kingdom]
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