The Splendid Hills, The Life and Photographs of Vittorio Sella 1859-1943
London: Phoenix House, 1948.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a very good dust jacket. 118 pp, extensively illustrated with reproductions of Sella's magnificent photographs. Light wear to boards, paper starting to crack over front hinge, but binding sound, text clean. Dust jacket shows mild edgewear and has old price stickers on the front flap. Per the jacket, "The Splendid Hills in the authorized record of [Vitorrio Sella's] life and work. The text, by a student of mountain literature and illustration, who has been extended every help by the Sella family, gives the first record of his life, describing his development from the great Matterhorn photographs of 1882, through his long careet of international repute, to the expeditions he accompanied at the turn of the century. The illustrations...show every aspect of his work from 1879 onwards."