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* MEYER, Hans Horst (1853-1939). Across East African Glaciers. An Account of the First Ascent of Kilimanjaro. London: George Philip, 1891.
8vo. With chromolithographic frontispiece, 3 color-printed folding maps, & 20 plates (8 photographic, 12 photogravure). Original publisher's decorated green cloth gilt (spine slightly sunned).
FIRST TRADE EDITION in English, describing Meyer's journeys to the mountain in 1887, 1888, and 1889, when he made the first undisputed ascent by a European of Kibo Peak (or Uhuru), Kilimanjaro's principal summit at 19,340 ft. This work is only one of two climibing accounts Meyer published in English; his more detailed account of Kilimanjaro, Der Kilimandjaro. Reisen und Studien (see next lot) was only published in German.