ENGRAVINGS, GRAVURE, LITHOGRAPHS - please ask for prices


Bleuler, Johann Heinrich [1758-1823] VUE PANORAMIQUE DE LA VILLE ET DES ENVIRONS DE GENEVE.   [34 x 84 cms.] Gravure à l'aquatinte aquarellée et gouachée - in two parts, the left side being   


2297 Bacler d'Albe, L.A.G. VUE DE LA PISSEVACHE. 1790 col etch. [31 x 47 cms.] hand coloured etching with gum arabic.


2299 DuBois, J.after LE MONT BLANC, VU DE ST. MARTIN, (CHAMONIX). 1840 lgh/st. (tint col.) [9 x 11 cms.] lithograph on stone (tint coloured).


Pars, William. THE LOWER PART OF THE GLACIERS OF CHAMOUNY in SAVOY. 1774 c/eng. [39 x 52 cms.] 44 x 57.5 copper engraving.


Pars, William. CHAMOUNY, The GREAT FROZEN VALLEY NEAR, IN SAVOY. 1774 c/eng. [39 x 52 cms.] 44 x 57.5 copper engraving.


Rowbotham, T.L. Jr. [1823-1875] MATTERHORN, The. with Furggen Glacier. c1865 clgh. [44.5 x 64.5 cms.] chromolithograph by M. & N. Hanhart. Published by George Rowney & Co. £1/11/6


PAINTINGS IN OIL AND WATERCOLOUR  please ask  for prices


AFTER Compton, Edward Harrison. The Matterhorn.  oil on paper on board. E.H. COMPTON l.r. 102 x 115 cms.


Donne, Col. Henry Richard Beadon. [1860-1949] fl.1906-1939 Aiguilles Chardonnet 1942  oil on board signed and dated '42 48 x 72 cms.


Foulger, Mary Anne Lydia. View of Mont Blanc and the village of Chamounix (after J.A. Linck) c1850  watercolour heightened with white bodycolour. in ink on verso 'Mont Blanc from Argentieres. drawn by after a picture by her drawing master' 55 x 71 cms.


1212 Fox, Ernest R. [1862 - 1917]   Mount Everest from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling. c1900  watercolour. signed b.l. 35.5 x 46.5 cms.


1213 Rada, H. (Indian ?) Machhapuchhare The Fish's Tail. c1940?  oil on board. signed b.r. 60 x 50 cms.


BOOKS  - please ask if you would like an image  or prices


Abraham G. and A. ROCK-CLIMBING IN NORTH WALES.   G.P. Abraham. 1906 First Edition 1st.  pp394.  30 full page monogravure plates. 10 pen & ink sketches. 11 outline drawings of the chief routes. recased in publishers orig. cloth gilt. faded and has overall rubbing and sl. wear. t.e.g.  Very Good- £345


Coxe W. Mont Blanc and the Adjacent Alps from TRAVELS IN SWITZERLAND.  T. Cadell in The Strand.     fold. map. 40 x 50 cms. W. Palmer, Islington., sculp. rare and almost identical to the French edition published in De Saussure 'Voyages Dans Les Alpes'. Very Good £250


Forbes J.D. NORWAY AND ITS GLACIERS VISITED IN 1851: followed by Journals of Excursions in the  High Alps of Dauphine, Berne, and Savoy.  Adam and Charles Black.   1853 First Edition 1st.  pp349.  10 full page chromolithographic views. 22 wood engravings. 2 maps. [1 fold.]   Very Good- £395


Hansen P.H. THE SUMMITS OF MODERN MAN. Mountaineering after the Enlightenment. Harvard U.P. 2013 First Edition 1st.  pp380.  illus.  unpc dw Near Fine £28


HIMALAYAN JOURNAL, The Records of The Himalayan Club.  Thacker, Spink & Co.  vols. I - XCVII 1929 - 1989/90 many illus. and maps, diagrams &c. a complete run of this important journal. numerous photo illus., fold-out panoramas, maps [some fold.]  original printed wrappers, some show signs of wear. Various editors. Please ask for further details.


Noyce W. POEMS.   Heinemann. 1960 First Edition 1st.  pp98.  a selection of Poems written over 20 years. cloth sl. faded.  Very Good- £85


Siegfried H. and other artists  SOUVENIR DE LA SUISSE. (Gattlen 1043-4)  Füssli & Ci. 1833  23.5 x 32.5 cms. 14 x 19.5 cms 29 fine aquatints coloured by hand. dess. by Siegfried, Meyer, Buhlmann, Winterlin, Suter  &c. original cloth large 4to. Zurich,


Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   David Bogue.  1853 First Edition 1st.  pp. xii + 219.  hand cold. frontispiece 'De Saussure ascending Mont Blanc' is foxed as usual. text engravings. orig. tan cloth gilt. dec. some wear.  Very Good- £795


Smith Albert MONT BLANC FAN. Original paper-leaf fan with lithograph illustrations of views and diagrams depicting Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc on both sides. Lith. Brioude Laguerie, rue des Fontaines 5, Paris. Duvelleroy Fan Manufacturers, 167 Regent Street, London. c1853    with views of The Mur de la Cote, The Grands Mulets and 'Coming Down' on one side, and the Programme of Mr. Albert Smith's Ascent of Mont Blanc, August 12th. & 13th. 1851 in 2 parts and an illustration of the Route to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the othe on original 14 hardwood sticks.


Tilman H.W. MISCHIEF GOES SOUTH.   Hollis & Carter.  1968 First Edition 1st.  pp190.  illus. 3 maps.  unpc dw Near Fine £55


Vaugondy. R. DUCHE DE SAVOYE and surrounding Country. qui comprend le Chablais  de La Marche. Paris. 1752 - 98    rare copper engraved map 52 x 48 [77 x 56] cms.   showing Cormaggier and M. Blanc - not in Priuli (e Garin)Very Good- £385


Venables et al. S. EVEREST. Summit of Achievement.  Ted Smart 2003  imprint  pp252. very many illustrations in colour and b/w.  dw Very Good- £28


Weibel (similar) Ch. (lith.) SOUVENIRS DU MONT-BLANC DE CHAMONIX.   c1830/35   25 lithograph views [1 panorama] drawn on stone. Cascade d'Arpennaz. Le Mont-Blanc vu de St. Martin. Les Bains de St. Gervais. Cascade du Bonnant. Vue de Mont Blanc depuis Servoz. Entree de la Vallee de Chamonix depuis Servoz. Ascension du Mont-Blanc des grandes Mulets. Aiguilles de Chamounix et l'Hotel de l'Union. Hotel de Londres et le Mont-Blanc a Chamonix. Hotel de la Couronne et le Mt. Brevent a Chamonix. Cascade des Pelerins. Glacier des Bossons. Chaine du Mont Blanc, vue depuis la Flegere. Le Mont-Blanc vu de Chamonix. Glacier d'Argentiere. La mer de Glace vue du la Flegere. Le Montanvert. Le Mont-Blanc depuis le Jardin. La Barberinne. Source de l'Arveron. Col de la Seigne et passage de l'Allee Blanche. Glacier et Village  d'Argentiere. La vallee de Chamonix vue du Col de Balme. Chemin de la Tete noire. Hospice du Grand St. Bernard. full-calf. gilt-embossed ornamental rules on covers and spine, a.e.g. 8vo. Perret 4790  


Whipplesnaith  THE NIGHT CLIMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE.   Chatto & Windus.  1937 First Edition 1st.  pp183.  frontis. 55 illus. sp. lettering faded. quite rare. dw Very Good- £185


Wittman Karl. MEINE REISE ERINNERUNGEN. (My Travel Memories)   Photograph Album, c. 1909 - 1914   30 leaves both sides with 4 original photographs, many Tyrol and some mountaineering.

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MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS, Alpine Engravings and Mountain Paintings  for sale

Compton, Edward Harrison. The Matterhorn Aiguilles Chardonnet Mont Blanc and the village of Chamounix Mount Everest from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling