BROCKEDON, William.

Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps,

£2,500

Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps,
by which Italy communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany.
For the Author, 1828-29.

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Description

A superb large paper copy bound in contemporary green morocco.

Based upon the author’s exploration of all the alpine crossings during journeys undertaken in 1825, 1826, 1828, and 1829.

‘Brockedon was primarily a painter of historical subjects … He made his first tour in the Alps in 1824 for the purpose of investigating Hannibal’s route and later assisted in the preparation of Murray’s Swiss guidebook. In the course of his researches he traversed the Alps fifty-eight times, crossing more than forty different passes’ (Neate).

Description

First edition. large paper copy, 2 volumes, folio (42.5 x 28.5 cm); 96 engraved plates, all on India proof paper before letters, 13 engraved maps, tissue guards; contemporary green morocco gilt, covers with elaborate roll-tooled border, spine tooled in 6 compartments within raised bands, gilt edges, ticket of Matthews and Brooke, booksellers, Bradford, a little light spotting (mainly in second volume), a fine example.

Provenance: William Ogilvy Dalgleish of Errol (1832-1913), (armorial bookplate).

Bibliography

Neate B170.

 

Stock ID: 99617