With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
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With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps

Author(s): Mannering, George Edward

Copyright: 1891, Longmans, Green, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, w/o ads, teg, marbled eps, raised bands, ½ leather/marbled boards
Condition: inscribed ‘A red letter day of ? In making Mr. Montagnier G Mannering 17 July 1922’, ½ spine off, spine sep from backstrip, Montagnier & AAC/Montagnier plates, frontis before Preface, fair

Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40.

Montagnier, Henry Fairbanks (1877 – 1933) – Member of the AAC, Alpine Club, Club Alpin Francais (honorary), Italian Alpine Club, Himalayan Club, Japanese Alpine Club and Schweizer Alpen-Club. He did much of the early research for, and collaborated with, Douglas Freshfield in writing ‘The Life of Horace Benedict de Saussure’ (1920). He was a student of Alpine history, climbed over 70 peaks in the Alps, and knew the leading climbers of his day. His collection of mountaineering literature, over 4000 volumes, became the most noted in Europe and was presented to the AAC, thus forming the basis of the AAC Library and known as The Montagnier Library.

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