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The Exploration of the Caucasus
Freshfield, Douglas W.
1896, Arnold, London
1st, 2 vol, 4to, pp.xxiii, 278, x, 295, frontis w/ tissue guards, 38 + 36 full-page photos w/ tissue guards, 69 + 46 text photos, 4 fldg maps, 4 fldg panoramas, appendices, teg, uncut, original gilt-dec beveled green cloth
cloth spines faded as usual, corners bumped, name dated 1936 to ½ titles, vol I rubbed w/ some stains, rear hinge starting, vol II miss map in pocket, vg-
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following which he wrote this book. A number of the photos are by Vittorio Sella. This is a monumental work.
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