Lot 27: Freshfield (Douglas W.)


2015-09-09 13:53:15


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Lot 27: Freshfield (Douglas W.). The Exploration of the Caucasus, 2 vols., Edward Arnold, 1896, four folding maps (one contained in volume II rear pocket), three folding panoramas, numerous photogravure plates, t.e.g., original vellum-backed buckram, some light soiling, 4to. Neate F64. Limited large paper edition, 71/100. A good copy of the large paper edition with the superb photographic plates by Vittorio Sella. The first major work on climbing in the Caucasus, by pioneering mountaineer Douglas Freshfield, a former president of the Alpine Club. (2) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £1000-1500
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