Aconcagua and Tierra Del Fuego. A Book of Climbing, Travel and Exploration
London: Cassell, 1902. First edition, octavo, original cloth boards with gilt titles, b&w illus, folding map, pp xii, 252, plus publisher's ads. Ex-library with usual markings. Edges rubbed, spine fraying. Clear tape to spine. Complete with all illustrations, including the folding map (which has a closed tear). An acceptable copy of a uncommon and collectable first edition.
The author was an art critic, politician, and mountaineer. He was president of the Alpine Club 1902-1904, and later the first director of the Imperial War Museum. The book recounts his near-summit of Aconcagua in the Andes (the tallest mountain outside Asia,) and exploration of Tierra del Fuego. Item #97174
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