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eBook The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer: Edward Whymper's London Diary, 1855-1859 (London Record Society) epub
  • ISBN: 0900952431
  • Author: Ian Smith,Edward Whymper
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: London Record Society (January 11, 2008)
  • Pages: 268 pages
  • ePUB size: 1515 kb
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London Record Society, volume 43. Whymper's life was marked by the conquest of the Matterhorn, but his mountaineering achievements have overshadowed his distinction as a wood engraver and book illustrator.

London Record Society, volume 43. Before he had ever thought about the Alps, while a teenager fulfilling his apprenticeship in the family engraving studio, Whymper kept a diary for six years, detailing his daily life in Lambeth. London Record Society. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 2008

Whymper wrote several books on mountaineering . The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer: Edward Whymper's London Diary, 1855–1859. London: London Record Society, 2008.

Whymper wrote several books on mountaineering, including Scrambles Amongst the Alps. When not climbing, Whymper pursued his profession as an engraver of illustrations for books and periodicals. Among the books he illustrated was his fellow-mountaineer Florence Crauford Grove's The Frosty Caucasus (1875) Whymper also illustrated and engraved John Tyndall's "Hours of Exercise in The Alps" (1871).

The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer book. Published March 28th 2016 by Lincoln Record Society (first published January 11th 2008). The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer: Edward Whymper's London Diary, 1855-1859.

The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer : Edward Whymper's London Diary, 1855-1859. In 1865, when just twenty-five years of age, Edward Whymper achieved the fame of which he had dreamt as a teenager by making the first ascent of the Matterhorn, the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps. With renown came notoriety and lasting sorrow, though, due to the catastrophic accident on the descent, which cost the lives of four of his party.

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Books By Edward Whymper. The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer: Edward Whymper's London Diary, 1855-1859 (London Record Society) Jan 11, 2008. by Edward Whymper, Ian Smith. The Ascent of the Matterhorn Nov 27, 2011.

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper, engraving, 1881Personal .

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper, engraving, 1881Personal tyEnglishBorn(1840-04-27)27 April 1840London, EnglandDied16 September 1911(. Whymper wrote several books on mountaineering, including Scrambles Amongst the Alps. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird (1894, as illustrator).

Edward Whymper was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for . London, England, United Kingdom. In 1860 he was commissioned to make a series of sketches of Alpine scenery, and undertook an extensive journey in the Central and Western Alps.

Edward Whymper was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Among the objects of this tour was the illustration of an attempt, which proved unsuccessful, made by Professor Bonncy's party, to ascend Mont Pelvoax, at that time believed to be the highest peak of the Dauphinc Alps.

Whymper wrote several books on mountaineering . Edward Whymper was born in London, England on 27 April 1840 to the artist and wood engraver Josiah Wood Whymper and Elizabeth Claridge. He was the second of eleven children, his older brother being the artist and explorer Frederick Whymper. He was trained to be a wood-engraver at an early age. In 1860, he made extensive forays into the central and western Alps to produce a series of commissioned alpine scenery drawings.

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In 1865, when just twenty-five years of age, Edward Whymper achieved the fame of which he had dreamt as a teenager by making the first ascent of the Matterhorn, the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps. With renown cam notoriety and lasting sorrow, though, due to the catastrophic accident on the descent, which cost the lives of four of his party. Whymper's life was marked by the conquest of the Matterhorn, but his mountaineering achievements have overshadowed his distinction as a wood engraver and book illustrator. Before he had ever thought about the Alps, while a teenager fulfilling his apprenticeship in the family engraving studio, Whymper kept a diary for six years, detailing his daily life in Lambeth. Showing frequent glimpses of the dry and sardonic humour so characteristic of the older Whymper, the diary is written with a developing style which looks forward to his classic works on mountaineering, Scrambles amongst the Alps and Travels amongst the the great Andes of the Equator. Providing a rare picture of the workings of a wood engraving studio during the heyday of this reproductive medium, the diary also reveals the world of his father, Josiah, and those London-based artists seeking to make a living from their water-colour painting. An avid reader of The Times, the young Whymper's diary follows the events of the day - the Crimean War, trhe Indian Mutiny, the affairs of Parliament, notorious trials, business scandals - and also the many fires and daily catastrophes so prevalent in Victorian London. This edition reproduces the complete text of Whymper's first diary for the first time. Ian Smith is a librarian, who is writing a biography of Edward Whymper. He is a member of the Alpine Club and has climbed many of Whymper's first ascents. He is from south London and lives in Kennington.
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