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The Alpine Regions of Switzerland and the Neighbouring Countries

( Edward WHYMPER, illus. ) BONNEY, Thomas George

A Pedestrian's Notes on their Physical Features, Scenery and Natural History. With Illustrations by E. Whymper.


Published: Deighton Bell Cambridge, 1868

Stock code: 42236

Price: £2,230.00

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.