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THE ALPS IN NATURE AND HISTORY W.A.B. Coolidge 1908 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By Coolidge, W.A.B.
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New York, E.P Dutton, 1908, 1st US edition. 440 pp, 20 b/w photographic plates, 7 folding diagrams, color folding alpine map, appendices, index. Green cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and no dust jacket. Fine.

'An account of the most interesting features presented by the Alps from several points of view, and an account that is based on the personal experiences of over forty years' wandering through almost every district of this great chain.' 
 
In the early chapters the Alps are looked on from the physical side, then we come to man in the Alps. An attempt has been made to trace out the political or territorial history of the chief summits of the Alps. In later chapters man is considered in his relation to the principal passes across the Alps and as the explorer of the innermost recesses of the High or snowy Alps, this entailing notice of the guides through whose effort and loyalty the High Alps were finally conquered. There are impressions made at different seasons and finally the Alps hitherto looked on as a whole are considered in detail as forming twenty groups with diverse characteristic features.

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