Westminster: Archibald Constable & Company, 1895.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to 11" - 13" tall. Large octavo (6-1/2" x 9-3/4") in publisher's vellum-backed cloth, top edge gilt; xii, 403 pages. With 100 full-page illustrations by A.D. M'Cormick. The scarce limited edition; copy #43 of only 100 numbered copies on thick paper. Very light, scattered foxing. Some darkening to the vellum. Conway was an art historian and accomplished mountaineer, who in 1892 led a large-scale mountaineering expedition to the Karakoram Himalayas, surveying the the Baltoro glacier and the region around K2. In 1894, he walked the length of the Alps from Monte Viso to Gross Glockner with two Gurkha soldiers, a gruelling journey that formed the basis for this popular work. (DNB; Neate C101).