Barry, Martin - ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC IN 1834

Barry, Martin - ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC IN 1834

William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1836, Revised Second U.K. Edition. Rebound octavo in brownish-tan Buckram with new gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers, octavo, (IV), 119 pages, superb long folding panorama map 'Chain of Mont Blanc', two Frontispiece pages, fine chromolithographs of Alpine Guides ascending an ice wall in two stages, Index. A nearly Fine clean copy professionally rebound, tipped-in Bookplate from previous owner. Barry's account of his 1834 Mont Blanc ascent was republished in this 1836 edition as a series of two lectures which expanded the text of the first edition by threefold. In addition, this Second Edition is particularly notable for a spectacular folding panorama of Mont Blanc, as well as fine colour versions of the two lithographs provided in the first edition. Presentation inscription on obverse of first Frontispiece, 'From the Author'. Very Scarce, VG+.

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