1903 Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A copy of Douglas Freshfields' narrative of his mountain travels and exploration to Kangchenjunga.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and lies within the Himalayas. It is a sacred mountain in Sikkim which is a state in northeast India that borders the mountain.
Douglas Freshfield was a British lawyer and mountaineer who edited the Alpine Journal and was an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club.
This copy is full of photographs of the mountain, most of which are taken by Signor Vittorio Sella. A few have been previously published in the Alpine Journal and Geographical Journal.
The sketch map of Glaciers of Kangchenjunga is missing. However, the panorama and two of the three maps are present and forty one illustrations, of which forty are plate illustrations, are also present.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, there is some fading to the spine, joints and extremities and the spine is a little bumped. There is a library bookplate to the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound with generally bright, clean pages.
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