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Les Alpes Livres

Mountains and Mountaineering in Art and Literature


Tony Astill F.R.G.S.

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Charton G. SOUVENIRS PITTORESQUES DES GLACIERS DE CHAMOUNY, ornes de dix-huit dessins colories. Se vend à Genève  Tony Astill, Les Alpes Livres.  2015 Facsimile Edition.  pp 38 text in French and English.  12 ° oblong. [21 x 29 cms.] colour illus. dw. New £35 available in March I hope. Some of the subscribers edition are still available at £95. This will be bound in cloth with gilt title and all page edges in gilt, with tissue guards over the plates and limited to 100 numbered copies only. So be quick.

Conway W.M. THE ALPS.   A. & C. Black.  1904 Limited Edition de Luxe no. 52 of 300 copies signed by the Publisher.  pp294.  64 cold. illus. by A.D. McCormick inc. the Matterhorn and Val d'Aosta. publisher's vellum-backed cloth, large paper copy, t.e.g. uncut. orig. pict. dec. recased, new e.p's. sp. Relaid.    Very Good- £185

DuBois J., Cuvillier. lith. J. VALLEE DE CHAMONIX et La Savoie.   c1847-50   21 tinted lithographic views gravés par Ad. Cuvillier, Deroy et Muller, [9.5 x 13 cms.] Tete Noire, Valorsine et Auguilles Rouge, Prise du col de Balme, Argentieres, Chamonix le Glacier de bois et le Dru, Les Planaz chemin du Montanvert, Le Montanvert, La mer de glace, Glaciers des Bossons, Mont Blanc prise de St. Martin, Thonon, Annecy (4), Aix-les-Bains (2), Lac du Bourget, Lans-le-Bourg,St. Jeanne de Maurienne,Mont Cenis Hospice and 1 double page panoramas [9 x 29] Chaine du Mont Blanc depuis la Flegere.  blue demi-chagrin 16.5 x 23 cms. oblong 8vo.  Very Good- £1,950

Hentzi, [1731-1803]  VUES REMARQUABLES DES MONTAGNES DE LA SUISSE. dessinees et cpolorees d'apres nature avec leur description. Amsterdam: J. Yntema 1785  pp 24. Engraved frontispiece printed in bistre, Descourtis plates not present. text only on wove. elephant folio [48 x 34.5 cms.]  Very Good £395

Shipton E. NANDA DEVI.   Hodder & Stoughton. 1936 1st.  pp310.  frontis. 26 plates. text drawings and e.p. map diagram by Bip Pares. orig. black cloth. text block leans a little. corner a bit bumped. in Giclee cold. facs. dw Very Good- £95

Thomson's New World Atlas  SWISSERLAND Map. 60 x 52 cms.   1814   hand cold. map (shows just 'the Priory of Chamoni'). with a fine engraved panorama of MONT BLANC 17.5 x 52 cms. incorporated in the overall size.  Near Fine £250

Whymper E. SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69.    John Murray. 1871 1st. edition of which only 1245 copies were printed.  pp432.  21 full page engravings (these printed by the author). 90 text engravings. 5 fold. maps. The plate opp. p.127 'a cannonade on The Matterhorn' has the off white coloured sky. Later editions do not. handsomely bound in new full green calf with matching spine label.  Near Fine- £895


Hackert, C.L. VUE DE LA SOURCE DE L'ARVERON. 1782  [34.5 x 46.5 cms.] a very rare etching with hand colouring.

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