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Rock-Climbing in the English Lake District


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By Owen Glynne Jones

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Published by G.P. Abraham and Sons, Keswick, 1900, 2nd UK Edition, front hinge slightly weak, from the library of and signed by Geoff Milburn, No D/w, clean bright copy, Nr. Fine.    Owen Glynne Jones (1867-1899) was a Welsh rock-climber and mountaineer who was killed on the Dent Blanche.  He produced this volume, first published in 1897, which became the first volume of the classic Jones-Abraham trilogy, being followed by Rock-Climbing in North Wales (1906) by George D Abraham (1872-1965) and Rock-Climbing in Skye (1908) by Ashley P. Abraham.   O.G. Jones and the Abraham brothers did much to develop and popularise rock-climbing in the Lake District, North Wales and other parts of the British Isles.  This second edition is generally regarded as the best, providing both significant updates from the first edition and including the substantive Memoir of Jones written by W.M. Crook.  With 31 full-page collotype illustrations, nine outline plates of the chief routes and an appendix by George and Ashley Abraham.

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Weight1.4 kg