8vo., publisher’s red cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine and gilt and embossed ornamentation to boards, pp. xvi, [1 list of illustrations], 312, with chromolithographic frontispiece, 3 chromolithographic illustrations and 3 engraved monochrome maps, complete with advertisements printed to front and rear pastedowns. Binding worn and chipped, 0.5 cm chip to top corner of spine, 0.3 cm chip to foot (no loss of text), hinges starting, 1 map splitting at crease, spine cracked and split in places, pages slightly yellowed; otherwise a fair copy, complete, the plates bright with tissue guards present.Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff (1825-1882) was an English mountaineer, traveler and author, and from 1875 to 1877 the seventh President of the Alpine Club. Summer Months Among the Alps was referred to in Mark Twain’s ‘A Tramp Abroad’ as ‘Hinchliffe’s book’. Very scarce.
HINCHLIFF, Thomas W., Summer Months Among the Alps: With the Ascent of Monte Rosa., Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857
SKU: 034600 Categories: European Travel, First Edition Tags: Alpine travel, Alps, Exploration, Hinchliff, nineteenth century, Summer Months Among the Alps: With the Ascent of Monte Rosa, Twain