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Mountaineering in the Caucasus 1902

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Author: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Title: The Exploration of the Caucasus
Place Published: London
Publisher:Edward Arnold
Date Published: 1902
Description:


Two volumes. xxii, 278; viii, 296 pp. With folding frontispiece view of Caucasus Mountains and numerous illustrations from photographs by Vittorio Sella, pictorial vignettes; 4 folding color maps; (4to) 28.5x18.5 cm (11¼x7½"), original blue cloth spine ruled & lettered in gilt. Second Edition.



Freshfield, one-time president of the Alpine Club and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, gives an important account of his mountaineering activities in the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian. This is considered a  primary work on the Caucasus and the "magnum opus" of one of "the greatest mountain explorers. he was one of the most scholarly and sensitive of mountain writers"  - W.R. Neate, Mountaineering and Its Literature. The striking photographs are finely reproduced in photogravure - most are by Vittorio Sella. an Italian photographer and mountaineer, whose photographs of mountains are regarded as some of the finest ever made. Bookplate in both volumes.

Condition
Light wear at spine ends, hinges starting; offsetting from bookplates, occasional foxing to pages and margins of maps, small stub tear to foldout map at end of Volume II; very good.
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Mountaineering in the Caucasus 1902

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0470: Mountaineering in the Caucasus 1902

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Lot 0470 Details

Description
...
Heading:
Author: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Title: The Exploration of the Caucasus
Place Published: London
Publisher:Edward Arnold
Date Published: 1902
Description:


Two volumes. xxii, 278; viii, 296 pp. With folding frontispiece view of Caucasus Mountains and numerous illustrations from photographs by Vittorio Sella, pictorial vignettes; 4 folding color maps; (4to) 28.5x18.5 cm (11¼x7½"), original blue cloth spine ruled & lettered in gilt. Second Edition.



Freshfield, one-time president of the Alpine Club and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, gives an important account of his mountaineering activities in the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian. This is considered a  primary work on the Caucasus and the "magnum opus" of one of "the greatest mountain explorers. he was one of the most scholarly and sensitive of mountain writers"  - W.R. Neate, Mountaineering and Its Literature. The striking photographs are finely reproduced in photogravure - most are by Vittorio Sella. an Italian photographer and mountaineer, whose photographs of mountains are regarded as some of the finest ever made. Bookplate in both volumes.

Condition
...
Light wear at spine ends, hinges starting; offsetting from bookplates, occasional foxing to pages and margins of maps, small stub tear to foldout map at end of Volume II; very good.

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