To Switzerland and Back
To Switzerland and Back

WHITE, Walter. To Switzerland and Back.

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WHITE, Walter. To Switzerland and Back. London, Routledge, [1855].

Small 8vo. Slightly later red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 208; some wear to lower hinge, else a very good copy.
Re-issue with a new title-page of To Mont Blanc and Back Again, first published in 1854, extremely rare. A lively account of a journey by boat and train through Germany to Switzerland, and on foot within the Swiss Alps, via the St. Bernard Pass to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. The author, librarian of the Royal Society, provides interesting detail of his ascents, relates his impressions of country and people, and comments on weather conditions and his travelling companions. Chapters 10 to 15 contain the decription of the surroundings of and Mont Blanc itself.
See Perret 4554; Meckly 215; not in Neate.

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