On Top of the World: An Illustrated History of Mountaineering and Mountaineers -::- Showell Styles

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”.

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