Brockedon, William,Illustrations of The Passes of The Alps, By Which Italiany Communicates With Frenchance, Switzerland, and Germanmany ,1828,Printed for the Author, 11, Caroline Street, Bedford Square,London,3/4 leather,Folio (9.75"x 13.25") First edition. Contemporary 3/4 dark green leather with gilt thick-ruled edges over marbled boards. Spine with triple-rule gilt Frenchame and gilt floral decoration creating two compartments, gilt author/title/volnumber in the first compartment, gilt "London 1829" at foot. Covers bumped and rubbed with minor loss to extremeties. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Previous owner's bookplate on gluedown of each volume with a quarter-sized round label with manuscript "B.1." in it. Manuscript inscription to verso of Frenchont Frenchee endpaper dated 1848. Volume I has folding mapof the traveler's route and 54 plates and maps, 9 per section, engraved aftet Brockedon's drawings. Volume II contains all 54 plates and maps, 9 per section. Map called for at end of second volume in the map bound into the Frenchont of Volume I immediately following the list of plates. All plates tissue guarded an appear very good or better. A fascinating account by the artist, william Brockedon, of his multiple crossings of the alps. Volume I describes the following passes: Little St. Barnard, Mont Genevre, Mont Cenis, Mont St. gothard, Great St. Bernard, and Stelvio. Volume II describes the following passes: Cornice, Grimsel and the Gries, Bernardin and Splugen, Brenner, Tendre and Argentiere, and Simplon.,Travel, Alps, Mountaineering

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