Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers. A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club - John Ball, President of the Alpine Club 1860 - Longman, London - Fifth Edition Finely bound edition of this important set of climbing essays, edited by the Alpine Club's first president, John Ball. Known as the Traveller’s Knapsack edition, due to it’s smaller size, illustrated with seven folding colour maps.

Ball collected firsthand accounts by members of the Alpine Club of excursions into various regions of the Alps. Ball noted with satisfaction that members of the Alpine Club had left the beaten track in the Alps to complete first ascents of the Monte Rosa, the Dom, the Grand Combin, the Alleleinhorn, and the Wetterhorn.

The Golden Age of Alpinism.
  Provenance: Richard White, King’s College, London. With their engraved prize bookplate dated 1868, and in prize-binding.

Mountaineering and its Literature, 18. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly, Session 1857-8, 290.

Duodecimo (binding size 17.8x12.5cm), pp. xiii [3] 328 [2].
  Bound for King s College in full dark brown morocco, spine lettered and intricately decorated in gilt, boards ruled in blind, upper board with large gilt college arms and motto, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, cream coloured end papers.   Condition: Fine in very good binding with some wear to corners, edges and outer hinges.   Ref: 111176   Price: HK$ 1,200