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RAMBLES IN HIGH SAVOY Francois Gos 1927 1st UK ed No DJ Fine 2 copies available
By Gos, Francois with a preface by Geoffrey Winthrop Young and an introduction by F. Regaut - Translated by Frank Kemp -
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London, 1927, 1st UK edition. 169 pp, 100s of photos. Preface by Geoffrey Winthrop Young and an introduction by F. Regaut, President of the French Alpine Club. Translated from the French by Frank Kemp.

Excellent description of the Alps, valley and peaks. ''The illustrations by themselves might almost content us as a book. In Savoy there is a peculiar affinity between the character of the scenery and the character of the inhabitants, their buildings and customs. We cannot think of Savoy as only glacial peaks and passes, nor only as falling alps of summer flowers, nor yet only as romantic villages bright with festal costumes and musical voices. We think of it in single pictures which combine all the three simultaneously.'' (preface) Included here are chapters on the Môle, the mountains of La Roche-sur-Foron, the Giffre valley and Mont Blanc. [Neate G37.] Original two-tone brown hardcover, no dust jacket, Fine.

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