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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

Agassiz, L.

Untersuchungen über die Gletscher. [Text volume].

Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1841. 8vo (21.9 x 14.2 cm). Half-title, title page, xii, 327 pp. Later buckram, with gilt title on the spine. Printed front wrapper bound in.

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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 Rhone and of the glacier from whence it issues - Vue de la source du Rhone et du glacier d'ou il sort.

London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1801. Broadsheet (71.0 x 56.0 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.

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One of the earliest views of the glacier - and a fine one

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

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

Robert, E. [Gaimard]

Voyage en Islande et au Groënland executé pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Tréhouart Lieutenant de Vaisseau dans le but...

Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1840. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (22.7 x 15.1 cm). Title page (to the text, dated 1840) xi, 469 pp.; second title page (to the atlas, dated 1838), [ii] pp., 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled...

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A rare early work on the geology of Iceland

Wagner, J. J.

Historia naturalis Helvetiae curiosa, in VII, sectiones compendiosè digesta.

Tiguri [Zürich], J. H. Lindinner, 1680. 12mo (12.6 x 7.3 cm). Title page, [xxiii], 390, [xxviii] pp. Late 18th or early 19th century speckled boards. Spine with red morocco label with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.

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A fine, very early work on Swiss natural history