Peaks Passes and Glaciers 1862 Alpine Club Mountaineering 2 book set w/ MapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Mountaineering, The Alpine Club, Books with Maps, Decorative Leather Bindings).
Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers; Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club, Second Series, ed. Edward Shirley Kennedy.
Published 1862, London by Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts.
Two volumes, 445, 541 pages. Text in English. Illustrated w/ numerous accompanying color lithographed maps and line drawing views.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, elaborate gilt spine decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red & black leather labels, marbled covers and end papers, top edge gilt. Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, slight traces of old hand call numbers at spine bases. Small chipping to spine ends, joints rubbed and cracking although covers firmly attached.
Interior contents display pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Books remain well preserved and attractive on the shelf. They displays a pleasing and unique age patina and are in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.