London, South Kensington
22 September 2004
MEYER, Hans Hienrich Joseph (1858-1929). Zum Schneedom des Kiliandscharo. 40 Photographien aus Deutsch-Ostafrika mit text, Berlin: Herman J. Meidinger, . 2° (385 x 302mm). 40 photographs by Hans Hienrich Joseph Meyer mounted in pairs on thick card, coloured lithographed map at end. Original green pictorial cloth gilt (extremities very lightly rubbed, some very light dust-soiling).
A FINE COPY of one of the scarcest 19th-century books on East African exploration. The photographs, taken by Meyer (who was the first person to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro a year later in 1889), are the earliest of the Kilimanjaro region.
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