Folio, half calf w/marbled boards, raised bands on spine, [ix], 120pp. Complete w/ 17 engraved plates, large folding panorama, one facsimile of the author’s certificate, 2 maps (one folding), one folding geographical and comparative table, one plan showing the “comparative heights of the mountains in Europe”. Rebound in half red leather and marbled boards. Chipped along boards’ edges. Slightly browned at the edges of the boards. Some light staining to marbled endpapers as well as a faded library stamp. Library stamp on the reverse of the title page. Foxing throughout. One of the finest books to popularise Mont Blanc before the ‘Golden Age’ of mountaineering in the 1850s. The excellent drawings and plates depicting the climb have been the inspiration for many subsequent works. A rare first edition in very good condition.
Auldjo, John, Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the 8th and 9th August, 1827, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828
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