Annual Report And List Of Members 1893-1898: An Unbroken Run Of The First Six Reports. Copy Of The Original Vice-President.

Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club


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Published by Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club, UK, 1883-98. First editions thus. Original wrappers bound in contemporary green cloth, upper board with blocked design in black depicting mountaineers, with club motif to lower board by Goodall & Suddick of Leeds. Top edge gilt, the remainder untrimmed. Size: 16cm x 23.7cm. Bound with Charles Pilkington’s. ‘Mountaineering without Guides. The Conclusion of a Lecture to the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club, given on October 27th, 1896’ published in Leeds by J. Whitehead & Son, 1897 which also retains its original printed wrappers. Other ephemera relating to the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club is also bound in including a copy of a letter from Edward Whymper accepting the offer of becoming an honorary member of the club, an original copy of the club rules from 1892 with a card containing a list of the original members, a folding sheet advertising an 1895 lecture by Hermann Woolley titled ‘The Alps of the Central Caucasus’ and a few other cuttings. The Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club was formed in 1892, only the second English mountaineering club after the Alpine Club. This collection of reports and ephemera formerly belonged to Lewis Moore, one of the original members listed in the first report, and bears his name to the front blank and to the verso of the front endpaper. There are numerous neat annotations made by Moore throughout the reports, often adding more information about a climb, most notably in the report for 1894-95 in which he refers to new work being done in the Alps, the examination of Manchester Hole and the preparatory work done by members of the club for Martel’s first descent of Gaping Ghyll. Moore has neatly added the names of those involved. Binding nice and firm. Pages very nice and clean. Spine very slightly sunned with minor fraying of the cloth to the base. A very good indeed, tight, clean copy of a unique early account of this famous club.