Item #010011 The Alps. W. Martin Conway.
The Alps
The Alps
The Alps
The Alps
The Alps

The Alps

Londong: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Illustrated by McCormick, A. D. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good Hardcover.

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.

Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #010011

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.

Background Information:
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]

REF: Neate 181, Krawczyk, 212; The Spectator 1904

Price: $175.00

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