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THE GLITTERING MOUNTAINS OF CANADA : A RECORD OF EXPLORATIONS AND PIONEER ASCENTS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES 1914-1924 Thorington, J. Monroe 1925 1st ed Hardcover Poor Condition [Not signed]
By Thorington, J. Monroe
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Philadelphia, 1925, 1st edition. 310 pp, 65 plates, fold-out maps. This is a  handsome hardcover in its original blue cloth that is bright with bright gold lettering on the spine and cover. This copy has been damaged, in a way that doesn't really show up in our photo.  It appears to have had a heavy weight or force applied to the front cover, so the front cover and spine are damaged. It needs to be rebound. The internal content is actually Near Fine, with no foxing, no stains, no writing, a previous owner's bookplate. If you have a copy that is missing plates or the map, this copy could serve as a donor.  

This book is not numbered or signed, which is unusual because we actually know that the original owner knew Thorington, and even climbed with him! (From inscriptions in other books and family lore that was related to us.)

One of the great classics of Canadian mountaineering. James Monroe Thorington explored and climbed around the Columbia Icefield, doing first ascents of Mts. Hooker, Kane, Oates, Gilgit, Coronation, Terrace, Nanga Parbat, Trutch, Saskatchewan, North Twin, Barnard, etc. He also climbed Mts Robson, Lynx, Columbia, Athabaska and Freshfield. His guides were Conrad Kain and Edward Feuz.

A survey of early alpine wanderings in the Canadian Rockies. Contents: 1. Lake Louise: The Entrance to the Northland, 2. Trails of the Waputik, 3. The Freshfield Group, 4. The Mountains of the Alexandra Angle, 5. The Ascent of the North Twin, 6. Mount Saskatchewan and Mount Columbia, 7. Passage of the Saskatchewan Glacier, 8. Athabaska Pass and the Voyageurs, 1811-1827, 9. Athabaska Pass and the Voyageurs, 1846-1872, 10. Nineteenth Century Speculation in Regard to Altitude at Athabaska Pass, 11. The Mountains of the Whirlpool, 12. Climbs from the Scott Glacier, 13. The Ramparts and Mount Fraser, 14. In the Shadow of Mount Robson, 15. Trails End.


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