MOSSO, Angelo. Life of Man on the High Alps … Translated from the Second Edition of the Italian by E. Lough Kiesow. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1898.
Large 8vo. Original grey pictorial cloth, top edge gilt; pp. xv, 342, , plates and text illustrations after photographs and drawings, cloth and the final 20 pages a little spotted; otherwise good.
First English edition of a monograph on altitude sickness and physiological and psychological effects of high altitude on humans. Angelo Mossi was the foremost Italian physiologist of the time and carried out research in a hut at 3600m altitude in the Monte Rosa range.