Alps

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Mont Blanc...
[Aerial photos]
Mont Blanc and Chamonix in 1939.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1939. 64 original oblong aerial photos (each 13.0 x 18.0 cm).
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€1,800.00
Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps
Lagrave-Ch...
[Aerial photos]
Lagrave-Chorges, 1952.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1952. 36 original large, square aerial photos (each 19.0 x 19.0 cm). In a matching envelope from the publisher.
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€950.00
Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail
Geologisch...
Allemann, F.
Geologische Karte Fürstentum Liechtenstein.
[Vaduz], Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, 1953. Large (67 x 102 cm), folded map, consisting of 25 rectangular sheets in full colour, mounted on linen. Handwritten and stamped label on the front-facing part of the linen map verso.
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€470.00
The rare, very detailed geological and geographical map of Liechtenstein
Flora Pede...
Allioni, C.
Flora Pedemontana sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum pedemontii.
Torino, Briolus, 1785. In two text volumes and one atlas. Folio (text 40.0 x 26.0 cm; atlas 43.5 x 29.0 cm). Three half titles, and title pages in red and black, with allegorical vignettes. Tomus primus: xix, 344 pp.; Tomus secundus: 366, xxxiv, (1) pp.; Tomus tertius [Atlas]: xiv pp.; 92 engraved plates, nearly all by Francesco and Pietro Peiroleri. First text volume with a frontispiece showing King Vittorio Amadeo III of Sardinia, by Molinari. Each volume has its own title page. Text volumes in contemporary full calf with raised bands, gilt lettering and floral motifs on spine. All edges red. Atlas in contemporary paper boards with blind paper spine cover.
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€3,800.00
The magnum opus of Carlo Allioni introducing with many newly discovered plants
View of th...
Belanger, L. and P. Vanlerberghe and S. Malgo
View of the torrent of the Lutschinen, and of the glaciers where it takes its source - Vue du torrent de la Lutschinen en Suisse, et des glaciers ou il prend sa source.
London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1800. Broadsheet (71.0 x 56.0 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.
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€2,250.00
Magnificent early view on the Lutchinen waterfalls
Descriptio...
Bourrit, M. T.
Description des Alpes, Pennines et Rhetiennes; dédiée a.s.m. très-chrétienne Louis XVI, roi de France et de Navarre. Tome premier - second. [Complete].
Genève, J. P. Bonnant, 1781. In two volumes. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). xix, 247 pp.; [ii], 285 pp.; eight engraved plates, mainly of glaciers, and one folded engraved map of the Alps, several wood engraved vignettes in the text. Original uniform blind publishers' wrappers. Spines renewed with later printed labels. Contained in a later blue cloth slipcase (23.2 x 15.8 x 6.9 cm) with black morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,100.00
First edition of this classic study of the Alps
View of th...
Châtelet, [C. L.] and P. Vanlerberghe and J. Merigot
View of the source of the glaciers and the lake of Kandersteig - Vue de la glaciers et de Lac du Kandersteig.
London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1801. Very large broadsheet (80.2 x 56.3 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.
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€1,750.00
One of the earliest views of the glacier; of importance in establishing reduction the length of the glacier in historic times
Mammiféres...
Cornalia, É.
Mammiféres fossiles de Lombardie. Carnivores, rongeurs, ruminants. [Complete].
Milano, J. Bernardoni (for A. Stoppani), 1858-1871. 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 95 pp., 29 [I, I-XXVII] plates (first plate I, larger, double-folded, with cave profiles; plates II, XV, XVI, XVIII and XX also larger, folded). Early 20th century black buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€800.00
Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals
Reisen in...
Forbes, J. D.
Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen und in anderen Theilen der Penninen-Kette, nebst Beobachtungen über die Gletscher.
Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1845. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). xii, 386 pp.; seven lithographed plates (of which one hand-coloured) and two folded lithographed maps depicting the Chamonix Alps. Early 20th century cloth with mounted title and backstrip from original printed boards and spine.
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€400.00
James David Forbes's early observations on Alpine glaciers
Die Veneti...
Fuchs, W.
Die Venetianer Alpen. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Hochgebirgte, met einen geognostischen Karte und Gebirgteprofilen in achtzehn Tafeln.
Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1844. Oblong folio (29.8 x 35.5 cm), [4], 60 pp., 18 mostly hand-coloured engraved maps and plates. Text pages bordered with putti and goddesses. 19th century iridescent blue blind cloth.
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€4,200.00
First detailed description of one of the least-known regions of the Alps
Die Urwelt...
Heer, O.
Die Urwelt der Schweiz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schultheß, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). xxix, 662 pp., 368 fine text engravings, one double-sized full colour map, seven tinted steel engravings (one as frontispiece), and 11 lithographed plates. Luxurious rich gilt-tooled original binding with bevelled edges and an embossed image of antediluvian Switzerland. Iridescent endpapers; all edges gilt.
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€150.00
A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Voyages mé...
Jars, [A.] G.
Voyages métallurgiques ou recherches et observations sur les mines & forges de fer, la fabrication de l'acier, celle du fer-blanc, & plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l'année 1757 jusques & compris 1769 en Allemagne, Suède, Norwege, Angleterre & Ecosse. Suivies d'un mémoire sur la circulation de l'air dans les mines, & d'une notice de la jurisprudence des mines de charbon dans le pays de Liege, la province de Limbourg, & le Comté de Namur.
Lyon et Paris, Gabriel Regnault, 1774-1781. Three volumes in three (25.0 x 19.4 cm). 4to. 1,564 pp. [I (1774: xxxii, 416; II (1780) xxviii, 612; III (1781) viii, 568], and 52 [10; 28; 14] folded engraved plates. Contemporary near uniform full calf. Spines with five raised bands, rich gilt compartments and red morocco label with gilt title. The second and third volume with an additional green morocco shield with the volume number, and edges red. Marbled flyleaves.
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€1,500.00
An attractive set of he magnum opus of the mineralogist and mining engineer Antoine Gabriel Jars