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Die Erschliessung der Ostalpen.
Berlin: Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins,, 1893-94. Herausgegeben vom Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenverein. 3 volumes, large octavo (272 x 180 mm). Contemporary tan half pigskin by Georg Rautter (bookbinder to the University of Vienna, his ticket to front pastedowns), marbled sides, raised bands gilt to spines forming compartments, red and black labels to second and fourth, central floral devices gilt to remaining compartments, marbled edges. 47 plates from photographs (including frontispiece to each volume), 4 engraved plates of which 3 folding, 5 maps, profuse photographic and engraved illustrations to the text, of which many full-page. Extremities and joints lightly rubbed, a few mild scuffs to sides, headcap of vol. 3 slightly worn, inner hinges reinforced, plate to face vol 3 p. 248 misbound to face p. 224, binder's blanks tanned, faint marginal damp-stain to fore edge from p. 341 to end in vol. 3. A very good copy, the photographic plates retaining their rich tonal contrasts. First and only edition. Richter (1847-1905), an Austrian glaciologist, served as president of the Deutscher und Österreichischer Alpenverein from 1883 to 1885. The volumes respectively concern the development of the Northern Limestone Alps, the Central Western Alps, and finally the Central Eastern Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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