ACROSS EAST AFRICAN GLACIERS

AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST ASCENT OF KILIMANJARO

BY DR HANS MEYER

1891 FIRST UK EDITION

ORIGINAL COLOR PICTORIAL DECORATED COVERS


This is the first printing of the first edition of ACROSS EAST AFRICAN GLACIERS. AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST ASCENT OF KILIMANJARO by Dr. Hans Meyer. This book was published in London by George Philip & Son in 1891. The book measures 259mm tall x 174mm, and has 404 pages, 3 coloured folding maps, coloured frontispiece, 8 mounted b/w photos, 12 plate illustrations, 19 text illustrations, 11 appendices, index. This is a good read, & the book itself is finely crafted & illustrated with several of the full page plates being real photographs. This is the most important book on mountaineering in Africa, and one of the scarcest of the important mountaineering books. Meyer’s book continues to be increasingly difficult to find, expecially in the original binding. The first UK edition was issued with the cover decoration stamped in all black or with the cover decoration stamped in multiple colors. The example being offered here is one with the highly sought original colored cover stamping.

CONDITION: Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering front cover and spine, color decoration front cover and spine, TEG. Former library copy with only library marks being trace of sticker removal from lower spine, blindstamp of title page (see photo), small penned number on verso of title page. There are no other library marks or traces of library marks in the book. The end-pages are new in marbled paper. Solid original binding. The covers have rubbing at the corners and the ends of the spine, and rubbing along the spine joints. Some light rubbing on the rear cover (see photo). The final folding map has an archival repair/reinforcement along one crease made with paper (not tape). Complete with all maps and plates and pages. No foxing but some of the usual tanning to the full plates paper (publisher used different paper stock for these pages). Small 2cm tear with tiny loss to the margin of one plate. Previous owner signature dated 1891 on the top of the short title page, otherwise no previous owner marks or writing on any pages (other than the library mark on the the title and verso of the title). Price: $3500.


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