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Views in Italy.
Views in Italy.
1841.
Book, oblong 8vo (130 x 165mm, 5 x 6½"), 23 uncoloured lithographs of alpine scenery by Lemercier, Engelmann and others after Dubois. Marbled paper-covered boards, ink mss. title label to cover. Binding scuffed and rubbed, paper torn and partially missing to spine and verso. Plates generally good, some foxed.
Reduced versions of familiar images of almost exclusively the Swiss Alps include a mountain climbing party's ascent of Mont Blanc and glaciers at Chamonix. An charming souvenir album of an Alpine tour, signed and dated in ink inside front cover 'Augusta M. Rolleston 1841'.
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Société des Cochers & Guides de Vernayaz Valais. pour les courses de Chamonix & du G.d S.t Bernard.
Société des Cochers & Guides de Vernayaz Valais. pour les courses de Chamonix & du G.d S.t Bernard.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Engraving. 115 x 82mm. 4½ x 3¼".
Trade card for the society of mountain guides. On verso is a detailed map of the Chamonix Valley region.
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Descending the Cuesta de Concual, in the Cordillera of the Andes, in the Winter of 1827.
Descending the Cuesta de Concual, in the Cordillera of the Andes, in the Winter of 1827.
Drawn by Lieut. Brand, R.N. C. Rosenberg Sculp.
Pub: by H. Colburn, London, July 1 1827.
Aquatint. 210 x 132mm. 8¼ x 5¼".
Related to a 'Journal of a Voyage to Peru: a Passage across the Cordillera of the Andes, in the Winter of 1827, performed on Foot in the Snow; and a Journey across the Pampas. By Lieut. Charles Brand, R.N'. Here is team sliding down a steep descent.
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Miss Emma Catherine Forman.  Conte Guide.   Richard Forman, Esq. [Letterpress label.]
Miss Emma Catherine Forman. Conte Guide. Richard Forman, Esq. [Letterpress label.]
[n.d., c.1854.]
Albumen print from a photograph, 270 x 210mm. 10½ x 8¼". Some spotting and staining. Tear into plate at right.
Emma Forman, one of the first women to climb Mont Blanc in the French Alps, with her father Richard and their guide. From an early 1850s photograph. Letterpress extracts above and to left and right of image, listing Miss Forman's ascents and expeditions in the Alps, by date. An extremely rare piece of mountaineering history.
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Our Camp Ascending the Snow-Fields.
Our Camp Ascending the Snow-Fields.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Chromolithograph. Printed area 145 x 205mm, 5¾ x 8".
A party walking up into the mountains, possibly the Himalayas, with native bearers.
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Le Comte de Lusi.
Le Comte de Lusi.
F. Bartolozzi del: et Sculp:
[n.d. c.1820.]
Stipple, with very large margins. Plate 437 x 305mm (17¼ x 12").
Frederick, Comte de Lusi, statesman, author and linguist. He was resident Minister of the King of Prussia in London, St. Petersburg, Greece and involved in one of the earliest ascents of Mont Blanc in 1816.
Tuer: 1841. De V: 867. From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
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Programme.
Programme. The annexed Plan of the Route to the Summit of Mont Blanc will be found useful for reference during the Lecture.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Scrap, wood engraving with letterpress, sheet 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Trimmed.
Fragment of a lecture programme, illustrated with a plan of the route of an expedition through the Alps to the summit of Mont Blanc, with an 18-point key below, height graduations and a list of comparative heights of other European mountains.
It is a fascinating glimpse of a extensive lecture-cum-entertainment about a mountaineering expedition, which according to the verso featured dramatic accounts of various stages of the ascent, songs, and the viewing of a painting of 'Chamouni During the Inundation'.

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A Comparative View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Other Elevations in the World.
A Comparative View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Other Elevations in the World.
Drawn and Engraved for Thomson's New General Atlas by W. & D. Lizars Edinburgh.
Engraving. 540 x 650mm (21¼ x 25½"). Vertical centre fold as normal, small tears in small margins.
A diagrammatic 'view' of the world's mountains, divided into the Western & Eastern Hemispheres, with lists of names & heights down the sides. For comparison there is a tiny vignette of London with the dome of St Paul's in the bottom corner, and a little balloon marking Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac 1804 altitude record of 22,900. At the time Dhaulagiri was the highest known peak: it now ranks seventh, after the 1852 discovery of the Everest range.
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Albert Smith [facsimile signature].
Albert Smith [facsimile signature].
Baugniet 1844. [facsimile signature in plate]. Drawn From Life On Stone By Baugniet. M & N. Hanhart, Lithographic Printers.
Published By Leader & Cock, 63, New Bond St, Corner Of Brook St. London.
Lithograph on india laid paper. Sheet 500 x 350mm. Nicks, tears and creases to paper extremities, india unaffected.
Albert Richard Smith [1816 - 1860], author and lecturer. On 12 August 1851 he made an ascent of Mont Blanc, and on 15 March 1852 produced at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly an entertainment descriptive of the ascent and of Anglo-continental life, which became the most popular exhibition of the kind ever known. From that time until 6 July 1858 he continued at the Egyptian Hall his career of success as a public entertainer, giving various new sketches of character and illustrations by William Beverley, but always keeping Mont Blanc as the central point of attraction. On 24 Aug. 1854 he gave his performance before the queen and the prince consort at Osborne House. This shows Smith at Chamonix.
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