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The Alps by  W. Martin Conway - 1st Edition - 1904 - from Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] (SKU: 010011)

The Alps

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The Alps

by Conway, W. Martin

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Londong: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Book. Illus. by Illustrated by McCormick, A. D.. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A travel and mountaineering classic describing the Alps featuring [70] Captioned tissue-guarded color plates. ------- 'The illustrations seem to us almost the most successful specimens of colour- printing we have met with.' -The Spectator, 1904, -------- Sir Martin Conway is artist as well as traveler, and the book is full of pictures of chance impressions caught on the mountains, of which we can only say that their fidelity is as remarkable as their intrinsic beauty. [The Spectator 1904] Taking a detour from his more typical works recounting expeditions and his various books about art history, Conway details everything about the Alps, including the joy of the snow, the beauty of the glaciers, how the mountains were made, the intimacy of the passes, and even the mood of the mountains. ------- Arthur David McCormick FRGS was a notable British illustrator and painter of landscapes, historical scenes, naval subjects, and genre scenes. [wiki] ------ Bound in blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and ornate illustrations to the front board and spine cover. Top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Toning heavy in preliminaries, present and even in text.. Moderate handling wear; light touch to corners. First American Edition. 8vo; 9 inches tall; 294 pages, 4 pages publisher's advert. ----- REF: Neate 181, Krawczyk, 212; The Spectator 1904.


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The Alps
Conway, W. Martin
Illustrated by McCormick, A. D.
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Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
1st Edition
Adam and Charles Black
Place of Publication
Date Published
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]

Building Your Great Collection; One Fine Book at a Time. ----- Blind-Horse-Books is committed to building your collection by finding the best copies of the Rare, the Unusual, and Collectible Modern Literature. Specializing in Travel. Exploration and Geography with an emphasis on mid-19th century Exploration of the Polar Regions and Africa. Additionally, we have a lovely selection of Florida and West Indies items along with a wide-variety of Ephemera items.


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