James David Forbes's early observations on Alpine glaciers

Forbes, J. D.

Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen und in anderen Theilen der Penninen-Kette, nebst Beobachtungen über die Gletscher.

Published 1845
Item ID 9937

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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.

The only German edition of the English original of 1843, edited by the German naturalist Gustav Leonard. Important because of Forbes's observations on Alpine glaciers next to Agassiz, Charpentier, etc. A vague library stamp on the title page, otherwise clean. The (Dutch) binding is simple but strong. A very good copy.

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