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Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan including Visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz
- 1869 Longmans, Green, London, 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 509, 32 pgs ads (dated Sept 1877), color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 full-page illus, 2 panorama sketches, 16 text illus, 3 fldg maps, appendices, orig black & gilt dec brown cloth; cloth w/ top of spine pulled, wear to lower corners, bookplate of J. K. Jennings Bramley, name of John Ladd on ffep, tight, very good+, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine. ----- Freshfield made the first exploration of the Central Caucasus in 1868 and describes his ascents of Kazbek and Elbrus' lower East Peak. This predates his later work ‘The Exploration of the Caucasus’ by 27 years. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. Neate F71, Perret 1757. ----- Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Member (1949) and member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Alpine Club, and Club Alpin Francais (honorary). He started climbing at an early age with ascents of Mt. Hood (1904, 1905, 1911) and in the Canadian Rockies (1905). He made the first ascent of Mt. Saskatchewan, Canada, (1923, with Conrad Kain), attempted Mt. Fairweather (1926) and was a member of the first ascent team in 1931, and climbed in the Alps (1928). Ladd oversaw the participation and the founding of the Union International des Associations d’Alpinism (UIAA) and gave the gift of the AAC’s first clubhouse, an old fire station located on the upper East side of Manhattan. During his term the first American Alpine Journal was published (1929). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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