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The Passes of the Alps; Illustrated by  William BROCKEDON - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1856 - from mclinhavenbooks and Biblio.co.uk

The Passes of the Alps; Illustrated

by BROCKEDON, William

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


London and Philadelphia: Charles Tilt and Thomas Wardle, 1856. 2nd Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. 1st Printing 2 Copyright date 1856, Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps, by which Italy Communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany. London and Philadelphia: Charles Tilt and Thomas Wardle, 1856. 2 volumes, 8vo (260 x 171 mm). 96 engraved plates, 13 engraved maps (one folding). (Spotting throughout.) Contemporary black morocco gilt, edges gilt. Provenance: John Key (gift inscription, 1857). Second edition, preceded by the first edition of 1827-1829, with plates after Brockedon, who made his first excursion to the Alps in 1824.
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  • Bookseller: mclinhavenbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 005898
  • Title: The Passes of the Alps; Illustrated
  • Author: BROCKEDON, William
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Tilt and Thomas Wardle
  • Place: London and Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1856
  • Pages: 196
  • Keywords: Exploration
  • Size: 4to - over 9 - 12\" tall


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