The Alpine Regions of Switzerland and the Neighbouring Countries
( Edward WHYMPER, illus. ) BONNEY, Thomas George
CLINTON THOMAS DENT'S COPY WITH BOOKPLATE; SIGNED LARKINS BINDING
Published: Deighton Bell Cambridge, 1868
Stock code: 42236
8vo., First Edition, with engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates and 6 illustrations in the text; attractively bound in tan half calf BY LARKINS, marbled boards, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and third compartments with dark brown leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments elaborately tooled with floral spray in gilt, gilt top, marbled endpapers, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy.
CLINTON THOMAS DENT'S COPY WITH HIS FINE ENGRAVED PICTORIAL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. The binding is signed on front free endpaper verso. With the trade ticket of Matthews & Brooke of Bradford and Leeds on front paste-down. Bonney was President of the Alpine Club from 1881 to 1883; Dent from 1887 to 1889. Dent made the first ascent of the Dru (1978) and visited the Caucasus several times during the last decades of the century. He was instrumental in founding the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club and became its first President in 1879; an obituary and memoir was published when the Association opened the first British hut on the Allalinhorn in 1912. A UNIQUE AND SPLENDID COPY LINKING TWO PRESIDENTS OF THE ALPINE CLUB AND WITH OUTSTANDING BRITISH AND ALPINE MOUNTAINEERING PROVENANCE. Neate *98.