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BROCKEDON, William
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE PASSES OF THE ALPS, BY WHICH ITALY COMMUNICATES WITH FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND GERMANY
Printed for the author 1828 - 1829, London. Two large quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") volumes bound in contemporary half brown morocco leather and marbled boards with morocco corners, lettered in gilt on the spines, signed A. Macomie. Illustrated with 96 fine steel-engraved plates with tissue guards and 13 engraved maps including one folding. Brockedon describes in words, images, and maps 12 mountain passes including The Little St. Bernard; The Mont Genevre, The Mont Cenis, The Mont St. Gothard, The Great St. Bernard, The Stelvio, The Cornice, The Grimsel and the Gries, The Bernardin and The Splugen, The Brenner, The Tendre and The Argentiere, and The Simplon. Brockedon traversed the Alps 58 times, crossing more than 40 different passes, in the course of his researches. Minimal foxing, slight darkening to the very edges of the plates, but a very clean, superior copy. Bindings with just light wear. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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