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Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
, Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers, Tower-Hill, London
1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards
inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or Septr in the title. Neither variant is accorded priority. This represent the second variant of the title page for the first edition. This scarce, privately printed, edition proved popular enough to produce a second edition. Meckly 014, Neate B49, Perret 275.
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