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JOURNEY TO ARARAT Friedrich Parrot 1845 1st UK edition Leather bound
By Parrot, Dr. Friedrich. Translated by W.D. Cooley
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London, Longmans, 1845, 1st UK edition 375 pp, woodcut illustrations, maps. Travels through Russia and Armenia to the legendary mountain, including an account of the first ascent; also notable for the 12 'scientific papers' and the two editorial appendixes at end of text, plus the folding frontispiece map.

Full bound in brown leather with raised bands, fully legible gilt title and gold decoration on the spine and beautiful edge decoration on the front and rear boards. Old marbled endpapers present, page edges also marbled. Fold out map of eastern Europe bound in after table of contents, numerous black and white illustration cuts throughout. Contains two old inscriptions on an inner leaf, one dated 1863 "On his leaving Eton..."; one dated Feb 1912, "To Archie from his mother." Overall Fine and quite beautiful. This is only the second copy we have had in 35 years.

Dr. Friedrich Parrot, with the help of Khachatur Abovian, was the first explorer in modern times to reach the summit of Mount Ararat, subsequent to the onset of Russian rule in 1829. Abovian and Parrot crossed the Aras River and headed to the Armenian village of Agori situated on the northern slope of Ararat 4,000 feet above sea level. Following the advice of Harutiun Alamdarian of Tbilisi, they set up a base camp at the Monastery of Saint Jacob some 2,400 feet higher, at an elevation of 6,375 feet. Abovian was one of the last travelers to visit Agori and the monastery before a disastrous earthquake completely buried both in May 1840. Their first attempt to climb the mountain, using the northeastern slope, failed as a result of lack of warm clothing.

Six days later, on the advice of Stepan Khojiants, the village chief of Agori, the ascent was attempted from the northwestern side. After reaching an elevation of 16,028 feet they turned back because they did not reach the summit before sundown. They reached the summit on their third attempt at 3:15 p.m. on October 9, 1829. Abovian dug a hole in the ice and erected a wooden cross facing north. Abovian also picked up a chunk of ice from the summit and carried it down with him in a bottle, considering the water holy. On November 8, Parrot and Abovian climbed up Lesser Ararat. Impressed with Abovian's thirst for knowledge, Parrot arranged for a Russian state scholarship for Abovian to study at the University of Dorpat in 1830. In 1845, the German mineralogist Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich climbed Ararat with Abovian. Abovian's third and last ascent to Ararat was with the Englishman Henry Danby Seymour in 1846.
 
Mount Ararat is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It has two peaks: Greater Ararat (the highest peak in Turkey, and the entire Armenian plateau with an elevation of 5,137 m or 16,854 ft) and Lesser Ararat (with an elevation of 3,896 m or 12,782 ft).

The Ararat massif is about 40 km (25 mi) in diameter. The Iran-Turkey boundary skirts east of Lesser Ararat, the lower peak of the Ararat massif. It was in this area that, by the Tehran Convention of 1932, a border change was made in Turkey's favour, allowing it to occupy the eastern flank of Lesser Ararat.

Mount Ararat in Judeo-Christian tradition is associated with the 'Mountains of Ararat' where, according to the book of Genesis, Noah's ark came to rest.

It also plays a significant role in Armenian culture and irredentism. The mountain can be seen on the Coat of arms of Armenia.


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