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ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE PASSES OF THE ALPS, BY WHICH ITALY COMMUNICATES WITH FRANCE, SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY (Two Volumes) William Brockedon c. 1877 Hardcover Near Fine
By Brockedon, William
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London, Henry G. Bohn, 1877. Hundreds of pages, 109 steel engravings and maps, marbled end papers. Red half leather and cloth binding with raised band spine and gilt titles has edge light wear, but is in excellent condition. Plates are not foxed. Bright and Fine.

This is only the fourth copy we have offered in our 38 years as booksellers. 

One of the finest and most desirable Alpine plate books! Brockedon's maps and Alpine views are among the finest ever done. 

A superbly illustrated work on 12 mountain passes including the Little Saint Bernard, the Mont Genevre, the Mont Cenis, the Mont Saint Gothard, the Great Saint Bernard, the Monte Stelvio, the Cornice, the Grimsel and the Gries, the Bernardine and the Splugen, the Brenner, the Tende and the Argentiere and the Simplon, each pass with numerous illustrations and a map. Volume 1 has 48 plates and 6 maps and Volume 2 has 48 plates and 7 maps - one is double page. [Neate B170.] Neate lists numerous editions with the Bohn edition being published in 1877.

This is a heavy set of books, so extra postage will be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail or International Mail.

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