Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain. With Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers. James D. FORBES.

Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain. With Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1843. First edition. Large 8vo. x, 424, (4) pp. Recent plain cloth, gilt lettered to the spine. 9 lithographic plates, 9 "topographic sketch" maps over another 9 plates plus a full page map to the front of the book and a striking large folding map of the "Mer de Glace of Chamouni" to the rear. Small worm track to the last 6 pages of the preliminaries and the first 18 pages of the main text, small marginal repairs to the large map, otherwise very good. Forbes was John Tyndall's chief rival concerning the various theories of glaciers and was also the first Briton to climb the Jungfrau. "[Forbes'] books are the first English accounts of systematic Alpine exploration and description of various regions". Neate, 274. Item #34463

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