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Book Description

First trade edition. Large 8vo. pp. xvi, 363; frontis. and 48 plates, each with tissue-guard, illusts. to text, large folding map in pocket at rear; occasional light foxing (mainly to plates and guards), else very good in the original ochre cloth with contrasting lettering-pieces, t.e.g.
Dealer Notes
Cox 91; Neate F36; Perret 1676. Edward Arthur FitzGerald was climbing with Martin Conway in the European Alps in 1894 when he decided to travel to New Zealand to attempt the then unclimbed Mount Cook. He enlisted the guide Mattias Zurbriggen, but discovered en route to New Zealand that he had been beaten to the prize by Tom Fyfe’s party in December 1894. FitzGerald, upset at not making the first ascent, contented himself with other climbs in the Southern Alps, and it was left to Zurbriggen to make a solo ascent of Mount Cook (March 1895, the second ascent). FitzGerald and Zurbriggen later went on to make a successful ascent of Aconcagua, in South America.
Author FitzGerald, E. A.
Date 1896
Binding Original cloth
Publisher London: T. Fisher Unwin
Condition See description
Pages pp. xvi, 363

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