First American edition, first printing of Whymper's classic account of mountaineering during the 1860s, with illustrations engraved by Whymper himself. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1873. Original green blindstamped boards with gilt titles and decorations on spine, top edge gilt; pp. 164 + 16 plates. A very good copy. Shelfwear and rubbing to boards, with fraying to extremities. Joints starting but still secure. A few stains to endpapers, scattered foxing internally, else quite clean.