THE TWENTY-FIRST ASCENT OF MONT BLANC (1836)

Barry, Martin.

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834. , 1836.

Published: Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons; London: T. Cadell

Date: 1836

8vo. pp. [iv], iv, 119; 2 hand-coloured litho. front., one extending panorama; spotting to panorama which also has repairs to folds, else very good in recent crushed half morocco, gilt.

Note
Barry (1802-1855) made the twenty-first ascent of Mont Blanc, and he his original account of the undertaking was published privately. Barry published this second edition of his work in the form of two lectures delivered at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in March 1836. He includes additional material relating to the effects of high altitude on bodily function.

Condition
Very good.

Binding
Hardback

£575

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