The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer: Edward Whymper's London Diary, 1855-1859

By Edward Whymper/ Edited by Ian Smith. 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. 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.

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