WHERRY, George. Alpine Notes & the Climbing Foot. Cambridge, Macmillan & Bowes, 1896.
8vo. Original dark green ribbed cloth, vignette of mountaineering tackle in gilt to upper cover, lettered in gilt to upper cover and spine, edges uncut; pp. xvi, 174, [4, advertisements]; frontispiece and 20 illustrations including some from photographs; a very nice copy, inscribed by the author on front fly-leaf to F. J. Jenkinson.
Uncommon first edition, presentation copy. In this unusual book the author relates his climbing in the Dauphine, Switzerland and Savoy. The later chapters in the book discuss the foot and its relation to climbing, particularly with regard to mountain guides, and to accidents met with in the sport. George Wherry was ideally suited to deal with this subject as he was a climber and lecturer of surgery at Cambridge from 1884 to 1911.