Hints to Travellers. Eleventh Edition … Survey and Field Astronomy [volume II …
Hints to Travellers. Eleventh Edition … Survey and Field Astronomy [volume II …

REEVES, E. A. Hints to Travellers. Eleventh Edition … Survey and Field Astronomy [volume II]: Organization and Equipment, Scientific Observation, Health, Sickness a….

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REEVES, E. A. Hints to Travellers. Eleventh Edition … Survey and Field Astronomy [volume II]: Organization and Equipment, Scientific Observation, Health, Sickness and Injury. London, RGS, 1935-38.

Two volumes, small 8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, volume I retaining the rarely seen dust-wrappers (price-clipped) pp. vii (illustrated advertisements), viii, 448, , xi, 470, xviii (illustrated advertisements); xv, 472, [6, illustrated advertisements including one colour plate], xvii (illustrated advertisements), maps and charts (some folding, two of constellations in rear pocket of volume I), illustrations in the text; a very good copy of a rare title.
This publication aims at putting travel and exploration onto scientific footing. Volume one deals with topography, mapping, surveying and practical astronomy, volume two with equipment, logistics, nutrition, meteorology, photography, geology and glaciology, natural history and anthropology. - Both volumes together are rarely encountered.
Provenance: Volume two with collector's stamp G. Carmichael Low, dated 1938, on front fly leaves. George Carmichael Low (1872-1952) was a pioneer, and contributor to the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Both volumes with the book collector and cardiologist Derek Gair Gibson's blind-stamp to fly-leaves.

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