Lot 104: [ Books / Sporting Memorabilia - Mountaineering ]

Dominic Winter Auctions

April 11, 2013, 11:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Description: Fellows (Charles). A Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 1st ed., 1827, additional vign. title, ten uncol. litho. plts., one facsimile certificate and one table of comparative heights, 'Directions for placing the plates' slip at rear, page size 29.5 x 23cm, some scattered spotting, mainly to margins, a.e.g., contemp. blind-panelled and gilt-dec. green morocco by W. Dearden, Nottingham (with his ticket), a little rubbed at extremities, minor surface damage to rear cover, slim 4to. Neate F18. One of fifty copies printed for private circulation. This was the fourteenth ascent of Mont Blanc. Fellows and his companion, William Hawes, adopted a variation of the customary route, i.e. via the Mur de Cote. (1)
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