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ACROSS EAST AFRICAN GLACIERS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST ASCENT OF KILIMANJARO Meyer 1891 1st UK edition
By Meyer, Dr. Hans
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London, 1891, 1st edition. quarto, pictorial cloth, 404 p., chromolithographed frontispiece, 3 folding colored maps, 8 original mounted photograph plates, 12 photogravure plates, and 19 figures. Complete as issued. The most important book on mountaineering in Africa.

It documents the first undisputed ascent of Kibo Peak, the highest point in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro has two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi; this handsome volume details the undisputed first ascent of Kibo, the higher of the two peaks.

This is a Near Fine copy in the original green fine-cloth boards, titled in gilt and featuring a black-inked front cover vignette by Compton, showing a jungle campsite with tents, etc, and Kilimanjaro in the background. The covers are well preserved, showing only minor wear and bumping to the corners. The original backstrip is gilt-lettered, and shows an assortment of climbing gear. Hinges are solid, binding firm. Top edge gilt. The text pages are fresh, clean and bright, as are the maps and plates. The interior is in Near Fine condition with minor foxing on the endpapers. This is a very handsome book.

This is a very rare volume, and one of the most collectible mountaineering books. It is also a beautiful and richly illustrated book, replete with colored maps, and actual mounted photographs of mountain scenery and native villages and inhabitants.

This book is heavy so extra shipping charges apply: $10 USA Priority Mail, $25 Canada Airmail, $40 Airmail all other countries.
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