Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers
Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers


Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers

BALL, John (ed.)

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Various authors on such topics as excursions on Mont Blanc, a night adventure on the Bristenstock, the old glaciers of Switzerland and Wales, an ascent of Etna, suggestions for Alpine travellers. This second edition was published the same year as the first but has a new title vignette and an extra woodcut illustration. This work is consisdered to be the forerunner of the Alpine Club Journal and has been called "the cornerstone of any mountaineering collection" (Neate). An appendix lists all Alpine peaks above 12,000 feet, including Mont Blanc, Jungfrau, Gross Glockner, etc. Neate 18.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1859
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xvi, 520 p. 22 cm. Colour frontispiece, b&w title page vignette, 9 folding colour maps, 7 chromolithograph plates, 24 b&w woodcut illustrations. Brown cloth with gold impressing. Spine ends repaired, corners bumped, a few spots to cloth, a few dents or scuffs to edges. Frontispiece tissue guard loosening. Foxing.

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