8vo (185 x 125 mm), pp. viii, 208, [8, advertisements], with a frontispiece map and four plates; a few small spots; original dark blue cloth, slight wear to extremities.
US $201 €170
First edition. The author, an entomologist, describes in some detail the natural habitats of the Dora Valley, Mont de la Saxe, the Val Ferret and the Glacier de Miage. ‘The book deals with the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range, a locality that deserves to be better known, than it appears to be, to visitors to the Alps. No attempt has been made to go deeply into scientific technicalities; but I have tried to explain as simply and clearly as possible the scientific bearings of some of the many facts which came under my notice during a holiday spent in that region last year’ (preface).
ACLC p. 319.
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