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Title: The Alps, Switzerland, and the North of Italy. With numerous engravings.
Description: London, John Cassell , 1854, in-4to, 1 engr. map of the Alps, Switzerland, Savoy & Piemont + VIII (title-page with engr. vignette - preface - contents - directions for travellers) + 633 p. (+1) + 161 woodcut illustrations in-text & full-page, (page 143 with tear, no loss) hw. on first free fly 'Mr A Douglas - .. Motherwll Scotland' original blue cloth spine with title-piece. Spine-ends slightly torn. (small ticket 'Bound by Hichland & Co Madras). ¶ First English edition (followed by the American ed. from New York: Alexander Montgomery 1854). "Includes accounts of early Mont Blanc ascents, reproductions of some of Auldjo's engravings, an account of early ascents of the Jungfrau, selections of mountain poetry, etc". A well-illustrated work that also includes brief directions for travellers, descriptions of each region in some detail, with approximately a quarter of the content on Italy. The illustrations include numerous views such as Basel, Bern, Brixen, Chamonix, Como, Erlenbach, Geneva, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Lugano, Milan, Padua, Reichenau, Schaffhausen, Schlanders, views of lakes, Lugano, Ivrea, Trient, Venice, Verona, Zug, etc. Cet ouvrage, paru un an après celui d'Albert Smith, contient les récits des premières ascensions du Mont-Blanc et de la Jungfrau. Peu courant. Ce livre a contribué à la notoriété du Mont-Blanc auprès du public britannique de l'époque. (Perret). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Neate W78; Perret 4578.

Keywords: tourism tourisme Switzerland Suisse-Générale, Switzerland-general, Schweiz-allgemein helvetica, Switzerland helvetica travel, exploration voyages

Price: CHF 300.00 = appr. US$ 297.65 Seller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.
- Book number: 117522


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