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A RELATION OF A JOURNEY TO THE GLACIERS IN THE DUTCHY OF SAVOY.
G. Robinson, London 1776 - 12mo, pp. 266. The spine is in compartments, with raised bands and gilt rules. First published in French in 1773, and in English in 1775. Marc-Theodore Bourrit (1739-1819), a Geneva naturalist, raconteur, and painter - but not much of a climber (except, perhaps, of the social variety) was, at the time this book was first published, the Presentor of the Cathedral Church of Geneva. Translated from the French by Chas. and Fred. Davy [sic]. With armorial presentation plate from the translators to Mrs. Richard Walpole; followed by Editor's Preface, Postcript, Author's Advertisement, A Table of the Drawings, Table of Contents, Table of Heights Above the Level of the Mediterraean Sea, complete List of Subscribers, and The Author's Preliminary Discourse (pp. i - xxi). The three copper engraved plates are foxed; the contents less so (although with typical age-toning to margins. The text is otherwise clean and tight, save for a blotchy old copperplate ink signature to the top right of the title page (not affecting text). Overall, a most handsome book in excellent condition, having regard to age. Recently re-bound in full black leather, with new endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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