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308pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1852970693 *** Explorer, mountaineer, writer and scholar. One time President of the Royal Geographical Society, Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society, President of the Alpine Club. His principal expeditions - three times to the Caucasus and once to the unmapped region to the north of Kanchenjunga - 'gave rise to some of the most vivid...writings in the canon of mountain literature of the nineteenth century'.