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The Matterhorn


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By Guido Rey,    Translated from the Italian by J.E.C. Eaton, Revised and with two additional Chapters by R.L.G. Irving,    With an Introduction by Edmondo de Amicis

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Published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1946, 1st UK Edition in this format (Original 1st Edition 1907), D/w (sellotape repair, worn edges, nicks and small pieces missing), V.G.   Guido Rey’s classic history of the Matterhorn, updated with two chapters from Graham Irving covering the first half of the twentieth century (‘Before the War of 1914-1918’ and ‘The Last Two Decades’) and excellent contemporary photographs.  One of the principal books on the early history of the Matterhorn, written by a wealthy Italian climber who knew and loved it well, it covers every face of the mountain, with histories and diagrams of many attempts both failed and successful. Includes chapters on The Early Guides, Tyndall, Whymper and the first ascent in 1865, and Rey’s own ascents by both the Zmutt and Furggen Ridges.

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Weight0.7 kg