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Auction: Auction 29.04.2004
was auctioned on: 29 April 2004
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FORBES, James David (1809-68). Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other Parts of the Pennine Chain with observations on the phenomena of glaciers , Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1845. 8° (255 x 173mm). Half title, tinted lithographed frontisp...

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$7,206 - US$10,809
Price realised:  £5,497
ca. US$9,903
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FORBES, James David (1809-68). Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other Parts of the Pennine Chain with observations on the phenomena of glaciers , Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1845. 8° (255 x 173mm). Half title, tinted lithographed frontispiece, 12 lithographed plates and plans, one tinted, 2 maps, one folding, wood-engraved illustrations. (Maps spotted, one plate waterstained.) Modern half calf, partly unopened. Provenance : Robert J. Hayhurst (bookplate) -- Le Starvan (bookplate). Second edition. Abbey Travel 62; Neate 274. SIMLER, Josias. Vallesiae et alpium descriptio , Leiden: Elzevier, 1633. 24° (104 x 53mm). Engraved title by C.C. Duysend. (A few light spots.) Later red morocco gilt (front cover detached). Willems 390. With 88 other works on mountaineering in 89 volumes, including a first edition of George Wilson Bridges' Alpine Sketches, comprised in a short Tour through Parts of Holland, Flanders, France, Savoy, Switzerland and Germany, during the Summer of 1814 (London, 1814), Mountains and Mountain-Climbing (London, 1883), Charles Boner's Chamois Hunting in the Mountains of Bavaria and in the Tyrol (London, 1860), Clinton Thomas Dent's Mountaineering (London, 1892, second edition, Badminton Library series), Guido Rey's The Matterhorn (London, 1907, frontispiece detached), Tom Weir's East of Katmandu (London, 1955, first edition), James Ramsey Ullman's Man of Everest. The Autobiography of Tenzing (London, 1955, first edition), John Hunt's The Ascent of Everest (London, 1953, first edition), and T. Graham Brown and Sir Gavin de Beer's The First Ascent of Mont Blanc (London, 1957). (91)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 29.04.2004
Date of the auction: 29 Apr 2004
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington