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SCENES FROM THE SNOW-FIELDS; being Illustrations of the Upper Ice-World of Mont Blanc, from Sketches Made on the Spot in the Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; with Historical and Descriptive Remarks, and a Comparison of the Chamonix and St. Gervais Routes. The views lithographed and printed in colours by Vincent Brookes.
London. Longman Brown Green Longmans and Roberts. 1859. Folio 22x15 inches, original publisher's cloth, lettered on the upper board, rebacked with leather corners. Title, dedication, vii-x, 1-47 pages. Illustrated with 12 fine coloured printed plates after paintings on the spot by Coleman. Complete. Text and title with considerable spotting, 10 plates with tissue guards, 1st and last plates with spotting, plate 7 with marginal oxidisation. First edition of a fine series of views by Coleman, an artist and mountaineer who climbed in the Alps and Cascades and sought to convey the views as - experienced by Alpine travellers. those more extraordinary combinations which are only to be met with above the level of perpetual snow- Preface. The work is dedicated to John Ruskin, in honour of his eloquent exposition of the beauties and attributes of mountain scenery. In later life Coleman was in the first party to climb Mount Baker Washington and had a glacier named after him - Coleman Glacier (internet ref). Bibliography- Abbey Travel 68. CONDITION - although reading badly, is consistent with copies sold at auction in the last 10 years (rarebookhub). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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