AMONG THE SELKIRK GLACIERS: Being the account of a rough…

AMONG THE SELKIRK GLACIERS: Being the account of a rough survey in the Rocky Mountain regions of British Columbia

Edition: First edition.

London: Macmillan, 1890. Octavo, original red cloth, spine gilt lettered, black endpapers. pp (xvi), 251, (1), (4, ads) + folding map at rear. 9 plates (frontispiece, which lacks the tissue guard, is included in the pagination), one vignette illustration. Complete. Ex library, lacking the to inch of spine, signs of removed label on spine; bookplate at front; rubber stamps on verso of front free endpaper, half-title, and title pages; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with black paper; small chips and tears (no text affected) to margins of a few leaves from careless opening; in all, just fair externally, but text is VG, clean and unworn and the whole now tight in the binding. Lowther 878. Green, an Irish alpinist who had climbed in the Swiss Alps and New Zealand, was one of the first climbers of the Canadian Rockies, making first ascent of Mount Bonney in the Selkirks in 1888. He made his "rough survey" with only a railway map to guide him. This was the first book on the Canadian Rockies.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 30761
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