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[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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Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail

[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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Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps

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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The rare, very detailed geological and geographical map of Liechtenstein

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.;...

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The magnum opus of Carlo Allioni introducing with many newly discovered plants

Ball, J. (ed.)

Peaks, passes and glaciers. A series of excursions by members of the Alpine Club. Fifth edition.

London, Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1860. 8vo (17.3 x 11.9 cm). xiii, 328 pp., one folded map of Mont Blanc as a frontispiece and seven additional tinted maps. Later pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers....

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Walks through the mid-19th-century Alps, with fine maps and itineraries

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 Lutschinenen 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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Magnificent early view on the Lutchinen waterfalls

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...

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First edition of this classic study of the Alps

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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One of the earliest views of the glacier; of importance in establishing reduction the length of the glacier in historic times

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...

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Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals

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...

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James David Forbes's early observations on Alpine glaciers

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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First detailed description of one of the least-known regions of the Alps

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...

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A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"