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A LADY’S TOUR ROUND MONTE ROSA;
[Cole, Eliza Robinson (Mrs. Henry Warwick).]

A LADY’S TOUR ROUND MONTE ROSA;

With Visits to the Italian Valleys or Anzasca, Mastalone, Camasoc, Sesia, Lys, Challant, Aosta and Cogne. In a Series of Excursions in the Years 1850-56-58. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts 1859.
1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. 402pp. + 24pp. catalogue. 4 chromolitho. plates (lightly stained) including frontis. (detached with tissue guard). Some light browning, gilt lettered blind embossed pink cloth with gilt vignette to upper board, some spotting to upper board, corners frayed with sl. damage, spine faded with loss and repairs, fading intruding sl. to edges of boards. Abbey Travel 69 ‘Also attributed to Mrs Freshfield.’; Wäber 220; Meckly 51; Perret 1049; Neate C88 ‘Mrs Coles was the wife of Alpine Club Member Henry Warwick Cole whom she acommpanied on the tours described in her book, which was illustrated by George Barnard (c.1807-90). Barnard was one of the first Alpine artists to draw mountains with any degree of accuracy, and also one of the earliest members of the A.C. to travel widely in the Alps.’ Apparently the first book on Mountain travel written in English by a woman.
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