How We Spent the Summer or a Voyage en Zigzag in Switzerland and Tyrol, with some Members of the Alpine Club from the Sketch Book of One of the Party [SIGNED]. Elizabeth Fox Tuckett.
How We Spent the Summer or a Voyage en Zigzag in Switzerland and Tyrol, with some Members of the Alpine Club from the Sketch Book of One of the Party [SIGNED]

How We Spent the Summer or a Voyage en Zigzag in Switzerland and Tyrol, with some Members of the Alpine Club from the Sketch Book of One of the Party [SIGNED]

London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1866.

Hardcover. Very good. Third edition, re-drawn. First published 1854. 10.25 x 14 inches, oblong. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. Some creasing to cloth, corners rubbed, occasional foxing, lacking rear free endpaper; overall about very good. Inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper "With heartfelt good wishes for the/New Year, E.F. Tuckett, [iIllegible place name] Dec. 30, 1869." In addition, Tuckett has written out the full names of the members of the expedition on the "Dramatis Personae" page, where they are identified in print only by their initials. Elizabeth was the sister of the well-known alpinist Francis Fox Tuckett, who regularly gathered a party of friends and family to accompany him on climbing expeditions. She had a talent for drawing as well as a love of travel, and produced four books chronicling her adventures in humorous sketches, of which this was the first. Rarely seen signed.

Item #14703

Price: $500.00

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