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Atkins H.M. ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 22nd and 23rd August, 1837.  Not Published. London.   1838 privately published.  pp49.  This copy is one of those published by the author without the engravings. with corrections in the author's hand on pages 9, 31 and 41. with a statement of all the Ascents to the Summit of Mont Blanc. This the 19th Ascent. original  blind tooled cloth, gilt title. owners signature of John Watkinson 1873.

Bartol [Talbot] I.T. THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. 1855 in Pictures of Europe by C.A.Bartol  Crosby, Nichols, and Co.  1856 2nd. Boston  pp377-407 Dr. Talbot's narrative of his ascent of Mont Blanc, the 2nd American and 45th overall. half calf. a bit rubbed. a.e.g. (Meckly 15). Rare.

Charlet A. SOUVENIRS DU MONT BLANC.   Wild, Paris.  1851 - 1861   24 tinted lithographs [16 x 23 cms.] after Deroy & Loppe of Chamouny, Ascension de Mont Blanc, Jardin, Mer de Glace, Bossons, Grand Mulet, Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi (2), Zermatt, Cervin (Matterhorn), Mont Rose, Theodule, Sallenche,St. Gervais, Col de Balme, Tete Noire, St. Bernard, Riffel, Loeche-les-Bains. Original green cloth with gilt decoration. oblong qto. [265 x 345] new morocco spine.

Fellows Charles A NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC. (made by Charles Fellows and William Hawes).  Jarvis Books, Matlock.  1988 facsimile reprint.  viii + 35p.  title page vignette, the [facs,] certificate of the ascent, 10 lithograph plates ( 1 hand coloured) and one of Comparative Heights..

Forbes J.D. TRAVELS THROUGH THE ALPS OF SAVOY. and other parts of the Pennine Chain with observations onthe phenomena of Glaciers.  Adam and Charles Black. 1845 2nd. edition revised.  pp460.  9 lithographs (2 tinted), 2 maps inc. folding map of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni at the end. recased in original cloth gilt with blind embossed boards. with the bookplate of William Wickham, the first minister to Switzerland.

Hudson Rev. C.& Kennedy E.S. Where there's a Will there's a Way: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. by a new route and without Guides.  Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1856 1st.  pp95.  engraved frontis. cold. fold. map. recased orig. blue cloth. gilt. some sl. rubbing. Very Rare.

Jullien  L'ECHO DU MONT - BLANC. Bal-erindringer Dandse for Pianoforte.  Baerentzen & Co.     pp4.  lithograph music sheet.

Mathews C.E. THE ANNALS OF MONT BLANC sometime President of the Alpine Club.  T. Fisher Unwin. 1898 1st.  pp368.  34 illus. and 3 appendices. cold. fold. Mont Blanc map. uncut. orig. grey cloth gilt. couple of faint r.s.m.'s. now scarce.

Morel S. (Editeur) SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. Chamonix et Ses Environs.  Geneve.  c1853 1st.  23 tinted lithographic views by Tirpenne [9 x 12 cms.] inc. double page panorama of 'Vue Generale du Mont Blanc', 'Le Mont Blanc', 'Source de l'Arveiron', 'La Mer de Glace', 'Glacier des Bossons', 'Chamouni' (2), 'Glacier des Bois et Aiguille Verte', 'Le Jardin', 'La Vallee de Chamonix' after Mottu, Linck etc. . orig. blind tooled cloth gilt with leather spine. internally almost fine.

Parry John RIDICULOUS THINGS, SCRAPS & ODDITIES. Some with, and many without any meaning.  Thos. McLean, 26, Haymarket June 1st.  1854 1st.  pp32.  32 lithograph plates in different colours. 3 of which cover Mont Blanc and continuation of the acent. Sole Lessee, Albert Smith. Per-se St. London. Folio. orig. blue boards gilt. a.e.g. cont. blue. cloth sp. corners bumped and worn. Very Rare.

Pars Wm. The Great Frozen Valley near Chamouny in Savoy. La Grande Vallee de Glace pres de Chamouny en Savoie.  Published June 1st. 1744 as the Act directs by Wm. Pars, in Percy Street, London.  1744  33.5 x 48.5 cms. Engraved by Wm. Woollett on copper. This is one of the earliest views of the Mer de Glace showing Le Dru and Grand Jorasses. Printed by J. Gamble.

Picton Thomas VOYAGES, TRAVELS AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES of PAUL PRESTON. as related by himself.  C.S. Francis and Company. New York and Boston.  1857   pp336.  frontis. with woodcut engravings inc. one fashioned after the ascent of Mont Blanc by de Saussure. orig. green cloth gilt dec. sp. pp203-218 the ascent of Mont Blanc. Rare. Meckly 148.

Rose W. A TOUR TO GREAT ST. BERNARD'S AND ROUND MONT BLANC. with descriptions copied from a journal kept by the author.  Printed for Harvey and Darton. 1827 1st.  pp144. fold. map. complete with all 16 half page engraved views on 8 pages.. orig. pict. engraved boards. maroon calf sp. gilt. very rare.

Schmid Johann MONT-BLANC ET DE CHAMOUNI.   c1830 1st.  24 lithograph views drawn on stone.  inc. Cluse, Mont Blanc vu de St. Martin, Hotel de Londre Chamouni, Mont Blanc de Servoz, Chamouni & les Aiguilles, Ascension au Mont Blanc, Chamonix et le Mont Brevent, Le Mont Blanc vu du Jardin, Chaine du Mt. Blanc vue de la Croix de Flegere, Vallee de Chamouni = vue du col de Balme. contemp. half calf. red morocco  title labels to upper boards. 8vo. some foxing of some views.

Smith Albert THE NEW GAME OF THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   A.N. Myers Co., 15 Berners Street, Oxford Street. London: W c1856  tinted colour lithograph, folding Game Sheet, 8 sections laid on linen [41 x 54 cms.], with 54 vignettes illustrating the Ascent of Mont Blanc and starting at The South Eastern Terminus. From C. Adlers Printing Establishment Hamburg. cloth covers and has the boat in the Mer de Glace. This is a very rare item. The early colour printing is reflected in obvious, but slight, out of register of the grey colour used in the sky.

Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   David Bogue.  1853 1st.  pp219.  hand cold. frontispiece 'De Saussure ascending Mont Blanc. text engravings. orig. tan gilt. dec. cloth. sp. faded.

Smith Albert A BOY'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC written by himself. contained in the Boy's Birthday Book.  Houlston and Wright. [1859] 1st.  pp145.  25 text and 7 full page engravings, not all in previous editions. orig. maroon cloth gilt dec. sp. a little rubbed. a.e.g. Very Rare.

Tilly H. de ASCENSIONS AUX CIMES DE L'ETNA ET DU MONT BLANC.   De Chateauvieux et Pelletier Berthier-Guers, Geneve.  1835 Privately.  pp114.  with 2 engravings on stone Etna and  du Rocher des Grands Mulets. original blue printed wrappers restored. r.s.m. uncut, foxed throughout. Rebound in full leather binding gilt with raised bands. Very Rare.

Topffer R. VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC, dans les vallees d'Herens, de Zermatt et au Grimsel.  1843 1st.  48 engraved views 2 of Cervin, Grand St Barnard, Courmayeur, Val Ferret,  L'Allee Blanche Album joliment illustre par l'auteur. In original paper wrappers. TRES RARE.

Weibel Ch. (lith.) SOUVENIRS DU MONT-BLANC ET DE LA VALLEE DE CHAMONIX   c1830/35   25 lithograph views [1 panorama] drawn on stone. Grotte de Balme. Cascade d'Arpennaz. Le Mont-Blanc vu de St. Martin. Les Bains de St. Gervais. Cascade du Bonnant. Cascade de Chede. Le Mont Blanc depuis Servoz. Glacier des Bossons. Cascade des Pelerins. 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. Chaine du Mont Blanc, vue depuis la Flegere. Le Mont-Blanc vu du col de Voza. Source de l'Arveron, et Glacier des Bois. La mer de glace vue du Montanvert. Aiguille du Dru, vallee de Chamounix. Le Mont-Blanc depuis le JArdin. Ascension du Mont-Blanc. Le Mont-Blanc vu depuis la Flegere. Glacier et Village d'Argentiere. La vallee de Chamonix vue du Col de Balme. Le Mont-Blanc depuis le Col de la Seigne. Chemin de la Tete noire. Hospice du Grand St. Bernard.

White W. TO MONT BLANC AND BACK AGAIN.   George Routledge and Co. Farringdon Street, London.  1854 1st.  pp xvi +208.   cont. half green calf, marbled boards. Rare.

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MacGregor J. NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC 22nd September 1853.  pp4 in 3 columns description + pp2 in 2 columns MacGregor Letter to The Times. Four Views printed in oil colours by George Baxter as fine quality art prints - with the rare Baxter blind impression stamp in lower margin.  each copy is individually casebound by hand in paper covered boards [19.5 x 26.5 cms.] Printed label on front cover. Limited Edition of 200 copies. Privately Published by Tony Astill.

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George Baxter A SERIES OF FOUR VIEWS TO ILLUSTRATE ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   Printed in oil colours by George Baxter. after the ascent of John MacGregor. 1855  with the Baxter blind impression stamp in lower margin - rare in this state (original price  The rare set of four coloured views, printed in oil by the Baxter process. 107 x 150 mm. as issued, on original card mount with Baxter blind stamp impression [18.5 x 25.5 cms.]

Charton Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny

The most rare of all Alpine books. Very few copies were originally published in Geneva and only only 3 are known to exist. The original aquatint and lithograph plates were skilfully coloured by hand, accompanied by text descriptions of the route from Geneva to Chamonix. This facsimile edition offers the original French text, with an English translation to accompany each of the 18 colour full page illustrations.  £35 (€45) + post.

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Anon.  THE NEW ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. Buds & Blossoms series no.19  Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row. London. [1853]   pp24.  frontispiece & 5 vignette illustrations in line. A response to Albert Smith's popular account of his ascent in 1851. 24mo. (115 x 90mm). original decorated wrappers lightly soiled and rubbed at extremities but generally well preserved. extremely rare.  

Atkins Henry Martin ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 22nd and 23rd August, 1837.  Not Published. London.   1838 privately published.  pp49.  This copy is one of those published by the author without the engravings. with corrections in the author's hand on pages 9, 31 and 41. with a statement of all the Ascents to the Summit of Mont Blanc. This the 19th Ascent. original  blind tooled cloth, gilt title. owners signature of John Watkinson 1873. (Meckly 005)  Very Good

Auldjo, Esq. John Richardson NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 8th and 9th August, 1827.  Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1828 1st.  pp120.  15 engraved plates drawn on stone and folding panorama of the chain of Mont Blanc drawn on stone by J.D. Harding, 2 maps [one of Mont Blanc and surrounding Mountains], plan, facsimile certificate, geological table and comparative heights of the principal  recased in original fine calf binding with new calf spine, raised bands, leather sp. label. gilt decoration tooling, some sl. rubbing. overall a very handsome copy of this rare and sought after book.  Very Good

Auldjo, Esq. John Richardson NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 8th and 9th August, 1827.  Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.  1856 3rd.  pp119.  frontis. with six views of perilous positions. olive half calf, buckram boards, with orig. wrappers bound in at t he back.  Near Fine-

Auldjo, Esq. John Richardson NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC,  on the eighth and ninth of August, 1827.  Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row. 1830 2nd.  pp148.  24 engraved plates inc. panorama, maps, facs. cert. geological and comparative table, heights of mountains. in original boards and spine cloth, rebacked, title label illegible. pages uncut.   Near Fine

Ball John PENNINE ALPS inc. Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa. Ball's Alpine Guides.  Longmans, Green and Co. 1878 new.  pp181-378.  4 maps. [1 fold.] orig. green cloth gilt. The original separate edition.  Very Good-

Barry Martin ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC IN 1834.   William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London.  1836 1st. public. (2nd.)  pp119.  2 lithographed plates. and folding panorama of the Chain of Mont Blanc from the summit of the Breven engraved on stone from a sketch by Birmann. age browned. uncut. cont. brown cloth. plain cloth boards.  Very Good-

Barry Martin ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, 16th-18th of 9th. Month, (September) 1834.   Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal.  Oct. 1834 - April 1835 vol. XVIII  pp14.  2 etched. plates which are entirely different from those published in later editions. This is the rare article communicated by the author from Heidelbe, 1st of 11th Month, (nov.) 1834. precedes the private edition. new half calf.  Near Fine.

Baud-Bovy  LE MONT-BLANC. de près et de loin.   Georg & Co.Bale. 1903 1st.  pp135.  Ouvrage richement illustré de photographies de Lacombe et Arlaud. orig. printed wrappers, uncut. bound in cont. white buckram.  Very Good

Baxter George A SERIES OF FOUR VIEWS TO ILLUSTRATE ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   Printed in oil colours by George Baxter. after the ascent of John MacGregor. 1855  with the Baxter blind impression stamp in lower margin - rare in this state (original price  The rare set of four coloured views, printed in oil by the Baxter process. 107 x 150 mm.  as issued, on original card mount with Baxter blind stamp impression [18.5 x 25.5 cms.].  Very Good

Baxter George A SERIES OF FOUR VIEWS TO ILLUSTRATE ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   Printed in oil colours by George Baxter. after the ascent of John MacGregor. 1855   The rare set of four coloured views, printed in oil by the Baxter process.   Fine

Bregault H. LA CHAINE DU MONT-BLANC.   Alpina. Paris.  1928 1st.  pp162.  ouvrages orne de 10 aquarelles en hors texte de E. Brun, Fourcy, F. Schrader. justification tirage exemplaire no. 10. and bound in original french half calf with marbled boards and raised bands. No. 10 of a Limited Edition.  Near Fine

Bregault H. LA CHAINE DU MONT-BLANC.   Alpina. Paris.  1928 1st.  pp162.  ouvrages orne de 10 aquarelles en hors texte de E. Brun, Fourcy, F. Schrader. orig.cold. pict. boards.  Near Fine

Briquet & fils a Geneve  CHAMOUNIX ET LE MONT BLANC.   Imp. Lemercier, Paris. c1850   colour tinted lithograph on stone. 8.5 x 12 cms.  Near Fine

Burford Robert DESCRIPTION OF A VIEW OF MONT BLANC,  the Valley of Chamounix and the surrounding mountains. 1837 1st.  pp15.  large folding panorama [44 x 37 cms.] Painted by the proprietor. with key. Each of the 75 features described in the Explanation of the Engraving. Extremely rare. Lower margin of pages trimmed to bottom of text with some very slight loss. newly bound in blue half calf, marbled boards.

Charlet (libraire) A. SOUVENIRS DU MONT BLANC.   Wild, Paris.  1851 - 1861   24 tinted lithographs [16 x 23 cms.] after Deroy & Loppe of Chamouny, Ascension de Mont Blanc, Jardin, Mer de Glace, Bossons, Grand Mulet, Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi (2), Zermatt, Cervin (Matterhorn), Mont Rose, Theodule, Sallenche, St. Gervais Original green cloth with gilt decoration. oblong qto. [265 x 345] new morocco spine. Very Rare.  Near Fine

Charlet (libraire)  SOUVENIRS DU MT. BLANC.   Wild, Paris.  1855 - 1857   22 tinted colour lithographs [10 x 13.5 cms.] and one double fold. panorama Vue de la chaine du Mont Blanc prise de la Flechere Chamounix. Theodore Muller after Deroy & Loppe. Sallenches. Mont Blanc prise de St. Martin. Chamouny. Hotel Royal et de l'Union. Prise de la route de Chamouny. Source de l'Aveyron. Vue de l'Hotel d'Angleterre. Glacier de 'Argentieres. Glaciers des Bossons. La Cabine sur le Grand Mulet. Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi (2), Retour d'une Ascension au Mont Blanc. Mer de Glace. prise du Chapeau. Tete Noire. Prise du col de Balme. Martigny. Village et Glacier d'Argentieres. Hospice du St. Bernard. Aix les Bains. (2) These being the smaller versions. Perret 3142. Original green cloth with gilt decoration, worn along edges. oblong 8vo. [13.5 x 19 cms.] new morocco spine. Very Rare.

Chatelain Madam MR. ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC, in Miniature.   A.N. Myers Co., 144 Leadenhall Street, London. Published March 1st. 1854   14 lithograph on stone views hand coloured and gum arabic. 11.6 x 17.6 cms. [17.4 x 19.5] after the original William Beverley pictorial illustrations for the show at the Egyptian Hall. from the 'peepshow'.  Exceptionally Rare.

Coppier A.-C. LES PORTRAITS DU MONT-BLANC.   Librairie Dardel. Chambery.  1924 Limited Edition. Un-numbered Exemplaire.  pp128.  Aquarelles, Pastels, Dessins au Roseau at Brou de Noix en Texte. orig. cold. printed wrappers. 4to.  Near Fine in cellophane

Coxe  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

Ducommon J.-C. UNE EXCURSION AU MONT-BLANC.   H. Georg. 1859 2nd.  pp32.  3 engraved plates. orig. printed wrappers. uncut and unopened.  Fine

Durier C. LE MONT-BLANC.   Sandoz et Fischbacher. 33 Rue de Seine, Paris.  1881 3rd.  pp416.  cold. fold. map. french half calf binding.  Very Good-

Emery Mabel Sarah MONT BLANC THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE.   Underwood and Underwood.  c1900 1st.  24 stereoscopic views which include nos. 78 - 100 of the Ascent of Mont Blanc. complete in single volume boxed set.  Near Fine

Ferrand H. AUTOUR DU MONT BLANC. Chamouni - La Vallee d'Aoste - Le Grand et Le Petit Saint-Bernard.  Jules Rey. Grenoble.  1920 1st.  pp157.  193 gravures en phototypie. orig. photo. printed wrappers. 4to. uncut and unopened.  Near Fine

Forbes James David THE TOUR OF MONT BLANC AND OF MONTE ROSA. A Personal Narrative.  A. & C. Black.  1855 1st.  pp xl + 320.  cold. fold. map of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni at rear. The Pennine Chain of Alps map at front. text wood engravings. orig. blue dec. cloth gilt. r.s.m. on verso of title page.  Very Good

Galton Erasmus.  RECENT ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.    Illustrated London News. 1851  Feb 8th.   page 93. 6 wood engraved illustrations on the front and the narrative letter on the reverse. The only published account of this ascent and difficult to find.  Very Good

Hudson Rev. C.& Kennedy Charles  Where there's a Will there's a Way: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. by a new route and without Guides.  Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1856 2nd.  pp143+24 ads. with two ascents of Monte Rosa. engraved frontis. cold. fold. map is repaired tape and has small part missing, as is f.e.p. orig. blue cloth gilt, sl. rubbed.  Very Good-

Kurz  THE CHAIN OF MONT BLANC. Conway and Coolidge's Climbers' Guides. 05  T. Fisher Unwin. 1892 1st.  pp143.  Conway and Coolidge's Climbers' Guides. 05 orig. maroon buckram gilt wallet binding. pencil holder sp. faded. t.e.g. owners insc. Geoffrey Bartrum '09. very rare  Very Good

LeDuc Alphonse LES ECHOS DU MONT-BLANC. Quadrille Elegant. a Melle. Plaine de Ligne. Londres, Robert Cocks. c1860   pp6. stone lithograph illus cover. 26 x 35 cms.   Good.

MacGregor John NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC 22nd September 1853.   Tony Astill.  2012 1st.  pp4 in 3 columns description + pp2 in 2 columns MacGregor Letter to The Times. Four Views printed in oil colours by George Baxter as fine art prints - with the rare Baxter blind impression stamp in lower margin.  each copy is individually casebound by hand in paper covered boards [19.5 x 26.5 cms.] Printed label on front cover. Limited Edition of 200 copies. The views may also be purchased separately.  New.

John THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. a series of four views.  Printed in oil colours by George Baxter. 1855 1st.  pp4.  the original sketches and the description by J. MacGregor.   Very Good

Malczewski (Malezesky) Antoine, Comte. Letter addressed to Prof. Pictet, DESCRIPTIVE OF ASCENTS TO THE SUMMIT OF THE SOUTH NEEDLE OF CHAMMOUNI, AND TO THAT OF MONT BLANC.  Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. 1818  pp.180 - 182 (121-254)  rare account in this unbound vol. IV No.XX  

Martins Charles DEUX ASCENSIONS AU MONT-BLANC. Etudes de Meteorologie et d'Histoire Naturelle.  J. Claye.  1865   pp377-411 extract extrait de la Revue des deux mondes.  marbled paper boards with title label on front. quite Rare.  Near Fine

Martyn Thomas SKETCH OF A TOUR THROUGH SWISSERLAND;  to which is added a short account of an Expedition to the Summit of Mont Blanc, by M. De Saussure, of Geneva. London: Printed for G. Kearsley, at No. 46 Fleet Street. 1788 a New Edition.   pp 134 + 166. with an accurate map [fold.]. contains the first English translation of 'Relation abrégée..' pp. 97 - 127. Bound with An Appendix to the Gentlemen's Guide through Italy. by the Author of the Guide. 1787. Original calf backed marbled boards. Uncut pages and appears to be unread.. Most Rare.   

Muller  VUE DU MONT BLANC PRISE DE ST. MARTIN   c1855 t/lgh. [10 x 14 cms.] lithograph (tinted colour).   

Muller  Theodore SOUVENIRS DU MONT BLANC, DE CHAMONIX ET DES BAINS DE SAINT-GERVAIS.   c1840   24 lithographs [9 x 12 cms.] drawn on stone and one fold. panorama La Chaine Du Mont-Blanc Depuis Le Breven.[12 x 38 cms.] creased. marginal foxing and darkening to some plates. cont. half leather gilt, rubbed. Originally published in blue printed paper wrappers. ink inscription of John Nixon, Chamouni 17th August 1845. Perret 3142 Rare et tres recherche.  Very Good

Normann Jules ECHO DE MONT BLANC POLKA  Dedicated to Albert Smith Esq. - Composed by Jules Normann.  Musical Bouquet Office, 192 High Holburn, London. c1860   pp4. lithograph illustrated Music Cover showing Portrait of Albert Smith with four views of his Ascent of Mont Blanc. Scaling the Mur de la Cote, the Crevice in the Glacier de Taconnay, Coming Down and Crossing the Grand Plateau. complete with the pages of music. extremely rare.  Very Good £350

Rose and Seymour H. [William Stuart] A TOUR TO GREAT ST. BERNARD'S AND ROUND MONT BLANC. with descriptions copied from a journal kept by the author.  Printed for Harvey and Darton. 1827 1st.  pp144. fold. map of the country round Great St. Bernard and Mont Blanc. complete with all 16 half page copper engraved views on 8 pages. inc. Nant Arpenaz, Mont Blanc from Bridge of Pellisiers, Valley of Chamouny, Argentier, Trient Tete Noir, Martigny, Liddes, S orig. marbled boards. maroon calf sp. gilt. rare.   Very Good

Samivel  CHAMONIX MONT BLANC FRANCE. au centre d'un monde de cristal. L'Officedu Tourisme de Chamonix. 1972   original cold. poster 99 x 62 cms.   Very Good-

Saussure Horace Benedict de JOURNAL D'UN VOYAGE A CHAMOUNI & A LA CIME DU MONT BLANC EN JUILLET ET AOUST 1787.   Chez M. Audin & comp. a Lyon.  1926 Limited Edition.  pp xvii + 50 illus. plates. with 2 frontispieces! cont. morocco backed boards. no. 49 of 50 copies. rare.  Very Good

Saussure Horace Benedict de LE MONT-BLANC ET LE COL DE GEANT.   Chez M. Audin & comp. a Lyon.  1927 1st.  pp96 reproductions of the original chapter vignettes and fold. plates. cont. calf backed boards. uncut. large margins. one of 400 copies.  Very Good

Saussure Horace Benedict de VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, precedes d'un essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des environs de Geneve.  Chez Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur et Libraire du Roi. Barde, Manget & Compagnie. Louis Fanche-Borel.  1779. 1786. 1796. 1796. A Neuchâtel and Geneve. The Rare 1st.. edition pp540+641+532+594 2 cartes inc. Mont Blanc and 8 (some fold.) plates. 5 plates. 2 fold. plates. 5 fold. plates. le chemin du St. Gothard, Vue du Mont-Blanc, Vue de l'aiguille du Geant, Le Mont-Blanc, Le Mont-Rofe vu des environs de Macugnaga. all volumes with title page vignette. ** The carte of Mont Blanc is not present and apparently never bound in vol.II the Geneva edition. 4 volumes in quarto (253 x 195mm). Contemporary speckled half roan over speckled boards, spines gilt with labels, speckled edges.  Very Good

Schmid Johann SOUVENIRS DU MONT-BLANC ET DE LA VALLEE DE CHAMONIX.  Geneve c1845 1st.  27 vues lithographiées en noir. 1. GROTTE DE BALME (CHAMONIX), CASCADE D’ARPENNAZ (CHAMONIX), 3 LE MONT BLANC VU DE ST MARTIN (ROUTE DE CHAMONIX) 4 LE BAINS DE ST GERVAIS (CHAMONIX) 5 CASCADE DU BONNANT AUX BAINS DE ST GERVAIS. 6 CASCADE DE CHEDE CHEMIN DE CHAMONIX. 7 LE MONT BLANC DEPUIS SERVOZ. 8 GLACIER DES BOSSONS CHAMONIX (9. Not CASCADE DES PELERINS VALLE DE CHAMONIX) 9 is Hotel de la Tete Noire vu de la Tete Noire. 10 AUGUILLES DE CHAMONIX ET L’HOTEL DE L’UNION. 11 HOTEL DE LONDRES ET LE MONT BLANC A CHAMONIX. 12 HOTEL DE LA COURONNE ET LE MONT BREVENT A CHAMONIX. panorama CHAINE DU MONT BLANC VUE DEPUIS LA FLEGERE (double page) 13 LE MONT BLANC VU DU COL DE VOZA (PAVILLON DE BELLEVUE). 14 SOURCE DE L’ARVERON ET GLACIER DES BOIS (CHAMONIX). 15 LE MER DE GLACE VUE DU MONTANVERT. 16 AIGUILLE DU DRU VALLEE DE CHAMONIX. 17 LE MONT BLANC DEPUIS LE JARDIN. 18 ASCENSION DU MONT BLANC. 19 LE MONT BLANC VU DEPUIS LA FLEGERE (CHAMONIX). 20 GLACIER ET VILLAGE D’ARGENTIERE (CHAMONIX). 21 LA VALLEE DE CHAMONIX VUE DU COL DE BALME. 22 LE MONT BLANC DEPUIS LE COL DE LA SEIGNE.  23 CHEMIN DE LA TETE NOIRE (CHAMONIX). 24 HOSPICE DU GRAND ST BERNARD. 25 Le Mont Blanc vu de Sallanches. 26 Village et Glacier du Tour. fold. Notices sur les distances chart. orig. blue printed wrappers. Perret 4790 Nava 0/1  Very Good

Smith Albert A BOY'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. by with a memoir of the Author by Edmund Yates.  Ward, Lock and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C. London. [1860] 1st. thus.  pp xxxvi + 299.  engraved frontis. (not of) The Hut Lately Erected On The Grands Mulets. text woodcuts of Geneva, Martigny, Balmat in the snow at Gr. St. Bernard, Chamouni, Pelerins, source of the Arveiron, Glacier des Bossons, Glacier du Tacconay, Grands Mulets, the Gran orig. green pict. dec. cloth gilt, some edge wear and spotting.  a.e.g. This is the rare 'Boy's' edition, but in every other respect, the same as the 'memoir' edition.  Very Good-

Smith Albert A HAND-BOOK OF MR. ALBERT SMITH'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. first represented at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly....March 15, 1852. The Author. c1855 5th. pp48 inc. 19pp of ads.  illustrated by Mr. William Beverley with 25 (instead of 19) outline engravings of the views. ( 9 more than 1st., inc. The Tete Noire Pass, The Pierre a l'Echelle, Halt on the Summit of Mont Blanc. with Bernese Oberland and Italian Lakes) Some views  are different (Martigny, Pelerins, The Palais Royal  orig. printed wrappers chipped at edges. somewhat browned.   Very Good-

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  lithographed in Paris with views (by Beverley?) 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 other. on original 14 hardwood sticks.  Near Fine

Smith Albert MONT BLANC. by with a memoir of the Author by Edmund Yates.  Ward and Lock, [158] Fleet Street, London. 1860 1st. thus  pp xxxvi + 299.  engraved frontis. of The Hut Lately Erected On The Grands Mulets. text woodcuts. The 'Yellowback' in original printed coloured and illustrated boards. Sympathetically rebacked with imitation vellum sp. corners and edges rather worn, but very Rare.   Very Good-

Smith Albert THE NEW GAME OF THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   A.N. Myers Co., 15 Berners Street, Oxford Street. London: W c1856 3rd. edition  pp.20. [inc. pp 4 printed wrappers] with the very rare surviving Rules for Playing booklet, upper cover replaced in facsimile. Printed lithograph folding Game Sheet with additional hand colouring and gum arabic, 8 sections laid on linen [41 x 54 cms.] with 54 vignettes illustrating the Ascent of Mont Blanc and starting at The South Eastern Terminus. From C. Adlers Printing Establishment Hamburg. This edition published in blue cloth covers and contained in the original cloth covered box with gilt lettered red leather label on upper cover 'THE GAME OF THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC'. with hook and eye fastener. Exceptionally rare as it also includes the original box of counters with 10 each of five, ten, twenty and also 22 of one (each player must have 3 dozen counters i.e. one of each) this would allow up to ten players?  There are four player 'markers' and the original 'teetotum' spinning top which lands on 1 - 6 when spun in the original black lacquered boxwood bowl with red, green and gold coloured rings. It is unlikely that there is another complete example anywhere?  Near Fine-

Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   David Bogue.  1853 1st.  pp. xii + 219.  hand cold. frontispiece 'De Saussure ascending Mont Blanc. text engravings. orig. tan gilt. dec. cloth. tipped in 'Yours Truly, Albert Smith'.  Near Fine

Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   G.P. Putnam & Co. 10 Park Place, New York.   1853 1st. U.S.  pp208.  engraved frontis. vignette and tail-piece. These, with adjoining pages are quite foxed due to age. orig. embossed green cloth dec. with gilt vignette of the party coming down. Delightful! This edition is quite rare.  Very Good-

Talbot L.T., M.D. THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   1856  pp377-407  Dr. Talbot's narrative of his ascent of Mont Blanc, the 2nd American and 45th overall. newly bound in half calf. Rare.  Near Fine-

Thorington J. Monroe. MONT BLANC SIDESHOW. The Life and Times of Albert Smith  John C. Winston Co.  1934 1st.  pp255.  frontis. 28 illus. only 500 copies printed. in orig. blue cloth gilt. signed presentation copy 'For Douglas and Elsie Kerr, Souvenir of Chamonix, 1938 from J. Monroe Thorington. in facsimile of rare dw. Near Fine

Thorington J. Monroe. MONT BLANC SIDESHOW. The Life and Times of Albert Smith  John C. Winston Co.  1934 1st.  pp255.  frontis. 28 illus. only 500 copies printed. in orig. blue cloth gilt.  in facsimile of rare dw. Near Fine

Tilly Henry de ASCENSIONS AUX CIMES DE L'ETNA ET DU MONT BLANC.   De Chateauvieux et Pelletier Berthier-Guers, Geneve.  1835 Privately.  pp114.  with 2 engravings on stone 'Cratere de l'Etna' and 'Escalade du Rocher des Grands Mulets'. original blue printed wrappers restored. r.s.m. uncut, foxed throughout. Rebound in full leather binding gilt with raised bands. Very Rare.  Very Good-

Töpffer Rodolphe VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC, dans les vallees d'Herens, de Zermatt et au Grimsel.  1843 1st.  48 engraved views 2 of Cervin, Grand St Barnard, Courmayeur, Val Ferret,  L'Allee Blanche. Album joliment illustre par l'auteur. In original printed paper wrappers, now bound in olive green cloth French buckram, gilt title.. TRES RARE.  Very Good

Trench Francis Chenevix A WALK ROUND MONT BLANC, etc.   Richard Bentley. Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1847 1st.  pp332.   orig. red cloth. small bookplate of W. Bentham. very rare.  Very Good

Walton Elijah  MONT BLANC from le col d'Anterne. A Limited Edition Fine Art print of 100 numbered copies.  Previously unpublished from the original watercolour of 1878. 1996   50.5 x 35 cms. full colour lithograph, including the facsimile of Walton's signature, date and title of the painting copied from the verso and reproduced on the front of the print.  New

Weibel (similar) Ch. 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  Very Good

White  TO MONT BLANC AND BACK AGAIN.   George Routledge. 1854 1st.  pp208.   fine new full tan calf, gilt label and 5 raised bands. ex-lib r.s.m., but rare.   Very Good-

Whymper Edward CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC. A Guide to.  John Murray. 1896 1st.  pp24 + xiv + pp200 + 16.  64 illustrations, plans and map of the Chain of Mont Blanc (tear repaired with Japanese paper). with advertisements. bound in cont. half calf, marbled boards. retaining orig. printed pict. wrappers. The rare 1st edition.  Near Fine-

Whymper Edward CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC. A Guide to.  John Murray. 1902 7th.  pp 20+xiv+206+20.  64 illustrations, plans and maps [1 fold. of Mont Blanc repaired] with 40pp advertisements. orig. printed pict. Whymper illus. (The Dru.) wrappers. spine intact, sl. worn.  Very Good

Wilbraham Hon.  NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC in August 1830.   Longman, Rees. 1832 1st.  pp318 includes the rare 16pp Mont Blanc narrative in the Keepsake 1832. Original pinkish-red moiré (watered silk) binding titled in gilt. sp. worn at edges.  Very Good-

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