Wheeler, Arthur Oliver; The Selkirk Range, British Columbia, Vol. 1 & 2. Ottawa Ontario: Government Printing Bureau, 1905. Quarto text and atlas. Text pp. xvii, errata, 459, frontispiece, 95 plates and illustrations. Atlas, 13 folded maps and panoramas.
The set is complete and text is in the original green cloth with gilt cover and spine titles, x-lib. Harvard, with embossed stamp on title page and discard stamp verso of title page, light discoloration on lower spine from call number. The atlas is in the original red case with gilt cover ad spine titles, case nicely repaired at hinges, Harvard stamps verso only of sheets. A very good set.
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The definitive work on the Selkirk Range of Canada by one of the fathers of the Alpine Club of Canada and Canadian mountaineering. Wheeler planned the exploration and first ascent of Mt. Robson. The work includes chapters on early travel and exploration in the area, previous surveys, earlier mountaineering in the Selkirk's and a detailed survey of the area. Included are chapters on earlier travel and exploration in the area, previous surveys, earlier mountaineering in the Selkirks including a chapter on lady mountaineers, and the detailed survey of the area. Appendices include the natural history of the area by John Macoun, Geology by George Dawson, Climate by R. F. Stuport and Major A. B. Roger's first expedition up the Illecillewaet valley in 1881 by his nephew, A. L. Rogers. Wheeler led his crew of six men to the region in 1901 and 1902. When the horses could go no further, the men carried all their equipment. It took over 14 months to process the data and produce the maps and reports.