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 1864. 10.25 x 14 inches, oblong. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. Elizabeth Fox Tuckett (1837-1872) was the sister of the well-known English alpinist Francis Fox Tuckett (1834-1913), who regularly gathered a party of friends and family to accompany him on climbing expeditions. Elizabeth had a talent for drawing as well as a love of travel, and produced four popular, light-hearted books (of which this was the first) chronicling her adventures in the form of humorous sketches. Neate T66. Some creasing to cloth, corners rubbed, occasional foxing, lacking rear free endpaper; overall about very good. Inscribed in light 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. Rarely found signed.