HUDSON, Charles, and Edward Shirley KENNEDY. Where There's a Will There's a Way: An Ascent of Mont Blanc by a New Route and Without Guides. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.
8vo. Original blue blind-stamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 95, 24 (advertisements), stiple-engraved frontispiece, hand-coloured lithographic folding map (repaired tear to one fold); partly erased name on half-title, front fly-leaf with short marginal tear, very light spotting, otherwise very good.
Very uncommon first edition. 'Hudson was the leading amateur mountaineer of his day. He made the first ascent of the highest point of Monte Rosa and the first guideless ascent of Mont Blanc. He was killed in the Matterhorn accident' (Neate H126).