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KENYA MOUNTAIN E.A.T. Dutton 1929 1st UK ed Very Good.
By Dutton, E.A.T., With an introduction by Hilaire Belloc.
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London, 1929, 1st edition. 219 pp, 56 photos, maps (1 fold-out.)  The nicest and most thorough book on Mount Kenya.  Neate says, 'This handsome book is still one of the the classic works on Mount Kenya [1986].

A narrative of the expedition to climb Mount Kenya by Eric Aldhelm Turlough Dutton and his party in 1926. Although it failed to reach the summit, the author provides a very detailed account of the route and the countryside traversed. Nine appendices include accounts of the geology, the flora, the forests the local Mwimbi people and the equipment and stores used which included champagne, cigars, potted lobster, Bengal Club chutney, Panyan pickle, Worcester sauce and Cooper's orange marmalade.

Two other appendices provide the story of the discovery of the mountain in 1849 and Eric Shipton's description of the second ascentin 1929 (Halford Mackinder's first ascent in 1899 is described in a separate chapter).


Gilt embossed lettering to the front board and spine. Numerous full page b/w photographs illustrate the book. Hardcover, bound in dark blue buckram. This cover and spine is slightly yellowed, some copies are faded much more. There is light edge wear. Lacks the front endpaper. Very Good.

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