Switzerland Swiss Alps 1884-5 Mountaineering Club book 8 view platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Switzerland- Swiss Alps- Mountaineering- Mountains of Europe.
Complete, clean and well preserved example of a very scarce annual publication. Published in Bern, Switzerland, eight folding tinted lithographed plates.
In handsome 19th century 1/2 leather binding, marbled boards, Boston binder work-shop name stamped on rear paste-down.
Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub. Zwanzigster Jahrgang, 1884-1885.
1885, Bern, Verlag der Expedition des Jahbuches des S. A. C.
pp. 648. With 8 lithographed plates, 7 of which are folding.
Leather spine slightly dried and crackled, small overall age wear and scuffing along joints; still sound, clean, tight example in an attractive, appealing, and almost certainly unique 19th century leather binding for this book. Ex-libris , Boston AMC club (19th century oval blindstamp to title page, gilt stamp at spine base).
Rare thus, perhaps (likely) one-of-a-kind for this title.
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Book measures: 7 1/2" H X 5 1/4" W.