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Lot 104 - A206 Books & Autographs - Wednesday, 20. September 2023, 02.00 PM


Hugi, Franz Joseph.
Naturhistorische Alpenreise. With engraved frontispiece by R. Rahn after J. F. Dietler, engraved title vignette by H. Meyer after M. Disteli, 16 (4 of which are folded) mountain profiles, 9 folded tables, and 2 colored folded lithographs with glacier maps.
Solothurn, Amiet-Lutiger and Leipzig, Fleischer, 1830. 8°. [1] leaf, 378, XVI p., [1] leaf (list of illustrations). Half-leather binding from around 1920 with gold-stamped title on the spine and the original brochure covers bound in.

Poggendorff I, 1155 - Lonchamp 1561 - Dreyer 364 - Wäber III, 65 u. 136 - Wälchli 6. - First edition. - The geologist and Alpine explorer Franz Joseph Hugi (1796-1855) was one of the first to climb and survey the glaciers around the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland. - The frontispiece depicts a climbing scene on the Bärenwand during the ascent from Stufensteinalp to Rottal. - Some foxing, more pronounced on the title page and frontispiece. Additionally, there are two adhesive residue marks on the verso of the frontispiece.

CHF 300 / 500 | (€ 310 / 520)

Sold for CHF 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.