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Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, London
2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands
boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75.
Field, William O. (1904 – 1994) – A noted glaciologist, who wrote extensively on Alaskan glaciers, he worked for the American Geographical Society as head of the Department of Exploration and Research, was an AAC Honorary Member, and cofounder of the Harvard Mountaineer Club. Field studied over 200 glaciers and wrote ‘Mountain Glaciers of the Northern Hemisphere’ (1975). Osgood Peak, Alberta (3063m), of which he made the first ascent in 1925, is named after him, as well as Field Glacier.
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