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ALPINE SLIDES.
A Collection of 72 Black and White Alpine Slides.
1894 - 1901. A collection of 72 slides 80 x 80mm, showing Alpine scenes. A couple with cracks otherwise generally in very good condition. 44 of the slides have no captioning. The remaining are variously captioned with initials, "CY", "EY", "LSY" AND "RY". Places mentioned include Morteratsch Glacier, Gussfeldt Saddle, Mourain Roseg, Pers Ice Falls, Pontresina. Other comments include "Big lunch party", "Swiss Glacier Scene No. 10" additionally captioned by hand "Caution needed". The remaining slides show climbing parties in the Alps, including images of lady climbers. A fascinating, thus far unattributed, collection of Alpine climbing.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
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