On Top of the World: An Illustrated History of Mountaineering and Mountaineers -::- Showell Styles lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1967, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Top edge dyed Red; Diagrams;
>From the cover: In the summer of 1865, just over one hundred years ago, Edward Whymper and six companions began a climb that was to end in tragedy and triumph, and signal the beginning of modern mountaineering. Showell Styles, himself an experienced mountaineer, begins his story with a brief account of Whympers momentous achievement as a prologue to a history of subsequent notable climbs, from Mount Cook to Nanga Parbat, from the mysterious …
Introduction by: Fosco Maraini
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which has a hint of age-toning. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Index. 10¼” x 7½”.