(London: George Philip & Son, 1891).
IMPORTANT AND RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY PRIZED BOOK. One of the most important books on mountaineering in Africa. Kilimanjaro stands over 18,000 ft and has two peaks---Kibo and Mawenzi. This book documents the first successful ascent of Kibo peak, the highest peak in all of Africa. This book is exceedingly rare in condition such as our copy and one of the most sought after books on mountaineering. It is greatly sought after in the African oeuvre. Item #21933
First edition. With the publisher’s very rare announcement slipped in. 19 illustrations in the text, 12 photogravures, frontispiece chromolithograph in colours, 8 tipped-in photographs, and three colour fold-out maps. 4to, publisher’s very handsome original olive green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated on the upper cover in gilt and with overall pictorial representations of the mountain and indigenous peoples silhouetted in colours, the spine with colour decorations and pictorial silhouette of climbing equipment, t.e.g. others uncut. xx, 404 pp. A very bright, handsome, very pleasing and sound copy of this important and quite scarce book. Only very minimal evidence of age, the cloth in unusually nice condition, the hinges strong and tight, text very bright and clean and with very little mellowing, plates and maps all in good order. An unusually nice copy.