THE FROSTY CAUCASUS'

AN ACCOUNT OF A WALK THROUGH PART OF THE RANGE

AND OF AN ASCENT OF ELBRUZ IN THE SUMMER OF 1874

BY F. C. Grove

1875 FIRST EDITION

SCARCE ORGINAL BINDING

THE FIRST ASCENT OF ELBRUZ


This is the first printing of the first edition of THE FROSTY CAUCASUS' AN ACCOUNT OF A WALK THROUGH PART OF THE RANGE AND OF AN ASCENT OF ELBRUZ IN THE SUMMER OF 1874 by F. C. Grove. This book was published in London by Longmans, Green, and Co. in 1875. The book measures 197mm tall x 133mm, and has 341 pages + 2 pages of advertisements, 7 engravings by Whymper, colour folding map. The first ascent in 1874 of Elbrus, at 5642m the highest point in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, by Grove, F. Gardiner, P. Knubel, H. Walker spearheaded by A.W. Moore who, ironically, chose to wait in camp for friends on the day that the others climbed to the summit. Six years earlier Freshfield & Moore had made what they believed was the first ascent of the East Peak of Elbrus (5621m) which was probably first climbed in 1829 by a local guide for a Russian scientific expedition.

CONDITION: Original bluish green cloth, gilt rules cover & spine, gilt lettering spine, original brown coated endpages. Bright gilt, clean, foxing to versos of endpages and to facing page (other pages have no foxing), little wear top 2cm back edge of spine, cracking to endpages but hinges still very solid and not loose, better than average condition for this book that is increasingly difficult to obtain in the original covers. Price: $450.


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