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Boissonas, Frédéric & BAUD-BOVY, Daniel.
En Grèce, par monts et par vaux,. Avec la préf. de la 1. éd. par Th. Homolle et une préf. nouv. par Charles Picard.
Atlas & Travel Books: Genève Fred. Boissonas & Cie; Impremerie A. Kundig 1936. 2nd Edition large Quarto. [2] pp140 [2]. and 41 numbered plates [40 photogravures and 1 map(printed in colour)] with 85 photogravures within text. Contemporary full vellum gilt, original wrappers bound in. Text in French Numbered 231 of an unspecified limited edition on strong vélin paper. Head and tail pieces in red by M. R. Schlemmer Boissonas' beautiful work on Greece was first published in a limited edition of 230 in 1910 in a large elephant folio. Small chip to spine;water ring and rust stain to back board. Generally all plates clean, some occasional spottingto text. 41 numbered plates [ photogravures and map in colour] and 85 photogravures within text.Frédéric Boissonnas, nicknamed Fred (1858-1946) came from a Swiss family of photographers. An enthusiastic trekker, he started out on his journey from Geneve together with his inseparable friend and travel companion, Greek scholar Daniel Baud-Bovy, rector in the Geneva school of Fine Arts. From their first journey in 1903 until 1920, carrying a baggage of stereotypes on Greece passed on by travellers of the previous centuries, they toured and took photographs everywhere, from Epirus to the Peloponnese and from Ithaca to Olympus and Mount Athos. Boissonnas and Baud-Bovy together with Greek hunter Christos Caccalos were the first to climb Myticas, the peak of Olympus in August 1913. Boissonnas managed the photographer's laboratory that he inherited from his father together with his brother, chemist Edmond Victor Boissonnas. The Boissonnas … [Click Below for Full Description]
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