Author(s): James D. Forbes
This is a first edition, published in 1843 by Adam and Charles Black. Blind stamped green cloth with a gilt lettered spine. Included inside are 1 color and 7 black and white lithographs, 9 colored topographical sketches, 2 maps and one large folding map completely in tact. A few scuff marks and fading on the cover, and torn spine. Forbes was a a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphine. This book is considered as the most scientifically important of all books on Alpine travel.