Narrative Of An Ascent To The Summit Of Mont Blanc on The 8th And 9th August, 1827. John Auldjo.
Narrative Of An Ascent To The Summit Of Mont Blanc on The 8th And 9th August, 1827

Narrative Of An Ascent To The Summit Of Mont Blanc on The 8th And 9th August, 1827

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828. Auldjo, John. First edition. Hardcover. 120 pages. 29.4 x 22.9 cm. Large Paper Copy, with half title, 15 lithographed plates [7 on India paper and mounted], 2 folding maps with one hand-colored, 1 chart, 2 hand-colored folding tables. This is Auldjo's successful ascent of Mont Blanc noted by ODNB as "a classic of alpine literature, a vivid narrative of the pleasures and perils of mountaineering illustrated by his own sketches." MEEKLY 8, NEATE A75. PERRET 183. Ink signature of Delong Iselin Kane, grandson of the first John J. Astor dated September 1896 front free endpaper and one more inked signature on half title. Modest extremity wear, scattered foxing throughout mostly marginal. Contemporary quarter brown calf and brown boards. Very good. Item #22833

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