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  1. Fifth edition. 8vo, (22 x 16 cms), xviii, 468pp, 107 illustrations including frontispiece, five folding maps at rear, presentation copy 'With the compliments and thanks of the author, Edward Whymper, Oct 11, 1905' in ink on verso of front free endpaper, previous owner's ink signature, erratum slip inserted loose on p. 115, some spotting throughout, hinges slightly cracked, all edges gilt; bound in publisher's blue cloth gilt, spine lavishly gilt decorated and lettered, tips and spine ends lightly rubbed; a very good copy.

    £2,000
  2. Seventh edition (Silver Library issue). 8vo (19 x 14 cm), xi, 339pp, 3 illustrations including title-page vignette, bookplate; publisher's brown cloth, slightly faded on spine, gilt lettered; overall a good solid copy

    £120
  3. First edition. 8vo, (20 x 14 cm), inscribed by author on title-page, slight foxing to edges, first free endpapers, title page, and pp.143 - 160; publisher's printed orange cloth; overall a good copy.

    £150
  4. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xvi, 381; vii, 447 pp., 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates, occasional light spotting, decorated endpapers, bookplate, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, a very attractive example.

    £2,000
  5. First edition, folio (57 x 39.5 cm), viii, 82, [ii] pp., engraved map, 10 fine aquatint plates after drawings by the author, uncut in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards.

    £2,500
  6. French edition, landscape 4to, (23 x 21.5 cm); 24 hand-coloured aquatint etchings by and after H. Füssli, L. Hess, F. Reinermann A. Bentz, H. Troll, some foxing to text, even browning to plates; quarter green morocco with marbled boards, spine in five parts with raised bands and title in second, richly gilt floral detail to spine and edge ribbon, edges and corners slightly rubbed, all edges gilt; title-page, 262pp.

    £12,500
  7. First edition. Folio (46.5 x 36.5 cm), original hand-coloured lithograph title, hand-coloured lithograph dedication leaf, 18 hand-coloured lithographs, all mounted on card as issued, original blue morocco-backed portfolio, gilt lettered direct on upper cover; neat repairs at extremities.

    £3,750
  8. First edition. 4to, 28 original albumen prints, including frontispiece and title vignette, double-page map of the Oberland, tissue guards, modern dark blue half morocco gilt, marbled sides, original gilt pictorial upper cover bound-in at end, all edges gilt, a fine copy.

    £1,250
  9. 4to, title printed in red and black, ruled in red, unpaginated, text ruled in red, 100 mounted collotype photographs, light foxing, original parchment gilt, large pictorail gilt and black pictorial vignette to upper cover, lightly soiled.

    £650
  10. Second edition, enlarged. 4to, 31 original mounted photographs (albumen silver prints) on 25 leaves, descriptive letterpress, original tissue guards (browned), last few leaves a little creased in upper margin with occasional light waterstain, photographs in excellent condition, original green cloth gilt, light wear, all edges gilt, a very good copy of a scarce book.

    £3,500
 

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