CLIMBS IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS: Fitzgerald, Edward Arthur


Fitzgerald, Edward Arthur

Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1896
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Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, London

Publication Date: 1896

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition


Fitzgerald, Edward Arthur. CLIMBS IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS. Being An Account Of Travel And Discovery. London, 1896, T. Fisher Unwin, 1st U.K. Edition, limited to only 1,000 copies produced. Title page printed in red and black ink. ¿And with contributions by Sir Martin Conway, T.G. Bonney, C.L. Barrow. With many illustrations by Joseph Pennell, H.G. Willink, A.D. McCormick, photographs by the author, together with a new map¿. 363 pp. large folding colour map of the Southern Alps is in rear pocket (facsimile colour photocopy), frontispiece and 57 plates, with tissue guards. Fitzgerald, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society, wrote descriptively of early climbing and travel in the Mt. Cook region, Mt. Sefton, Mt. Tasman, Hermitage, Hooker River and the McKenzie country, Haast, Fox Glacier and other areas. From the Preface, ¿That the settled and fertile colony of New Zealand should have still afforded virgin peaks to scale, that new passes were yet to be discovered and new valleys to be traversed - this may indeed surprise those of my readers who have no special knowledge of the conditions and features of the Southern Island. How many of us have ever realized the existence of that vast range of Alps, of those glaciers surpassing the greatest in Switzerland, of those noble peaks whose crags re-echo to the thunder of almost perpetual avalanches?" Normal age wear and minor soiling on brown boards, with some rubbing on leather-labelled titles, as is usually found. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut, publisher's black emblem in corner of front board. Minor foxing on front and rear endpapers, and on edges of frontispiece. A scarce book. No DJ, graded VG+ in condition for age. NZ$500. Bookseller Inventory # 000192

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