TRAVELS AMONGST THE GREAT ANDES OF THE EQUATOR

BY EDWARD WHYMPER

1892 FIRST USA EDITION

CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPLORATION


This is the first USA edition of TRAVELS AMONGST THE GREAT ANDES OF THE EQUATOR by Edward Whymper. This book was published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1892. The book measures 234mm tall x 164mm, and has 456 pages, 20 full-page engravings, 118 in-text engravings, 4 maps (2 folding, one being a very large one in the rear pocket), index. This was the most successful of all of the early mountaineering expeditions in South America.

CONDITION: Original tan cloth, gilt decoration & patterns cover, gilt lettering spine, original brown coated EPs. This is very likely the very first issue of the first USA edition since the binding is nearly identical to the binding of the first UK edition (except most copies of the first UK edition do not have the gilt decoration on the front cover). This binding is very uncommon for the first USA edition. Most were issued in green cloth with illustration of climbers on the front cover. Most of the spine gilt missing, corners are rubbed, the original coated brown paper is cracked inside at the hinges (but the hinges are tight & secure), binding is secure and tight, some browning to edges of pages with minor chipping on edges (margins only) of a few pages. The large folding map in the rear pocket is complete but is split along the crease of one segment, and some archival paper repairs have been made on some of the other creases. Good working copy of an important book. Complete with all plates, pages, and maps. Price: $125.


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