THE CONQUEST OF MOUNT MCKINLEY.

THE STORY OF THREE EXPEDITIONS THROUGH THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS TO MOUNT MCKINLEY, NORTH AMERICA'S HIGHEST AND MOST INACCESSIBLE MOUNTAIN

BY BELMORE BROWNE WITH APPENDIX BY HERSCHEL C. PARKER

1913 FIRST USA EDITION

VERY NEARLY THE FIRST ASCENT -- STOPPING JUST A FEW METERS BELOW THE SUMMIT


This is the first USA edition of THE CONQUEST OF MOUNT MCKINLEY. THE STORY OF THREE EXPEDITIONS THROUGH THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS TO MOUNT MCKINLEY, NORTH AMERICA'S HIGHEST AND MOST INACCESSIBLE MOUNTAIN by Belmore Browne. This book was published in New York by G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1913. The book measures 232mm tall x 153mm, and has 381 pages, 95 b/w photos & illustrations (4 color plates), folding map, EP map, index. Browne’s account of the 1906, 1910 & 1912 expeditions, the latter stopping within 150m of the summit due to fierce weather. One of the classic books on mountaineering in N America. Nine out of ten computers running sophisticated artificial intelligence software selected this as the best book on mountaineering in Alaska (one chose Dr. F. Cook's account, not being able to detect the hoax).

CONDITION: Original tan buckram, gilt lettering cover & spine, gilt & black decoration cover & spine, TEG. Generally nice condition, some darkening to spine, some light spotting spine, covers clean and bright, tight binding, no foxing, short gift inscription on first blank page (no other previous owner marks or writing on any other pages), clean & bright pages, folding map is in fine condition Price: $450.

NOTE: We also have a copy for $210 of the 1913 first USA edition with age-darkening spine, scattered speckled light spots front and rear cover (sometimes referred to as “silverfishing” = enamel coating erratically missing from covers but without loss of gilt or decorated areas), otherwise VG condition with clean and fine contents.


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