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THE ITALIAN VALLEYS OF THE PENNINE ALPS; A TOUR THROUGH ALL THE ROMANTIC AND LESS FREQUENTED ''VALS'' OF NORTHERN PIEDMONT, FROM THE TARENTAISE TO THE GRIES S.W. King 1858 1st UK edition Very Good
By King, Rev. S.W.
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London, John Murray, 1858, 1st edition. 558 pp, 16 engraved illustrations, 4 fold-out maps, plus 32 pp of publisher's advertisements at the end. In the original hardcover with blue cloth binding, gold spine letters, and a gold ibex on the front cover. Light edge wear, but overall the outward appearance is of a sold, well taken care of book. Internally there is no writing, no foxing, no damp stains. The only marks are some tape marks on the endpaper. Condition is Very Good.

This is quite a scarce book, the first one we have offered since we started our website in 2004. The map of Monte Rosa is bound at page 203 rather than page 78 as called for, and it appears that this is usual with this volume.

''Our project was, after crossing the Alps, to explore and traverse, from head to foot, all the remote and less frequented valleys of Piedmont, which descend from the steep southern face of the great Pennine chain, from Mont Blanc west to Monte Rosa east.''

The Rev. King was a member of the Alpine Club but his climbing career was very short and his reputation rests on this lengthy cross-country tour with his wife in 1855, described in delightful detail in his book. He died and is buried at Pontresina.

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