The Peasants of Chamouni Containing an attempt to reach the Summit of Mont Blanc and a delineation of the scenery among the Alps
London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1826. Second Edition. Leather spine with title. Marbled boards. Half title, Frontis by Harvey & Collard. vignette by Willis of mountain climbers to the title. <br />iv. 164. xii. pp<br />150 by 100mm (6 by 4 inches). This adventure story for children plays upon romantic notions about the Alps and describes an imaginary ascent of Mont Blanc, presaging the stories of Jules Verne, who was born in 1828. Scarce juvenile literature, including content describing the attempt by Joseph Hamel to ascend Mont Blanc in 1820 (in a fictionalised form).
Condition: The leather spine is new, but the boards are original and slightly rubbed. Book is in very good clean condition, with a touch of darkening only.