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VALLESIAE DESCRIPTIO LIBRO DVO DE ALPIBUS COMMENTARIUS [VALLESIAE DESCRIPTION OF TWO BOOKS: THE ALPINE DIARY] Josia Simler 1970 Facsimile Hardcover Fine
By Simler, Josia
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Italy, Libraria Alpina, 1970. 153 pp. Green hardcover with gilt lettering and marbled end papers. In Latin. Fine condition.

Number 184 of 250 facsimile editions of the 1574 original by Josia Simler. The first book dedicated solely to the Alps, detailing districts of the Alpine chain and advice for mountaineers on the difficulty and danger of traveling in the Alps. The Vallesiae Descriptio is considered an important source literature on Swiss history.



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