London: Methuen & co., 1927. Second Edition. Octavo (22.5 x 13.7cm), pp. xiv, , 368, 8 [advertisements], 24 illustrations; original green cloth binding with lettering embossed on top board and in gilt on the spine. Moderately foxed and with frontis detached but present. G,M. Bartrum (previous owner) signed in brown ink on ffep, 4 lines from Longfellow's poem 'The Balm of the Mountain" also in brown ink on verso of the half title. Tipped in: TLS addressed to Georffrey Bartrum on The Climbers' Club letterhead and signed by Jack Langland. Dated 3rd February, 1947, it reads:
"Dear Geoffrey, This is just a line to say how very glad I am personally that the Committee have unanimously decided to ask you to become an honorary member of the Climbers' Club. I can't think of anyone in the Club's history whos deserved this as well as you have and I know that all your friends in the Club will be as pleased about it as I am myself. I hope therefore very much that you will accept the offer as a very small recompense to you for your services to the Club and in particular for keeping the Club in being as an active body during the difficult years of the War. With best wishes, Yours ever, (signature).
Also loosely inserted hand made card with photograph taken in the Alps [?] of seven men on a snowy ridge with a peak rising above them. Inside the card a note reads: "Will / All Good Wishes for / Christmas and the New Year / from / Christopher Cox // I have had some wonderful days since you introduced me to the hills." Item #861
Geoffrey Batrum was a friend of Geoffrey Young, and a regular member of Young's Pen-y-Pass parties. He was popular and had a great singing voice. When he was elected to the Climbers' Club in 1910 Young was his proposer and H.V. Reade was seconder. Bartrum served the Club committee during the second world war and was responsible for the successful realisation of Young's ideas. (Climbers' Club journal 1961, reprinted frm the Alpine Journal).