Lot 13
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Auldjo, John

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  • Narrative of an ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc, on the 8th and 9th August 1827. London: Longman, Rees [&c.], 1828
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, 4to (323 x 243mm.), half-title, 22 lithographed plates, maps and tables, a few folding and/or with hand colour, original boards, spotted, short tear in K2 repaired, binding rebacked, some wear

Catalogue Note

An early, successful ascent of Mont Blanc by the author, this account "was a classic of alpine literature, a vivid narrative of the pleasures and perils of mountaineering illustrated by Auldjo's own sketches" (ODNB).
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