Milan: Skira, 1995. 85 full-page color plates, plus additional illustrations. 308 pages with text in German, Italian & French. 4to, printed, pictorial wrappers. Milano: Skira, (1995). A very good copy (+).
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Basel: Emil Birkhauser, 1895. 2 vols. Volume I: 45 photogravures, vol. II: 53 photogravures. Oblong 8vo, gilt-decorated red cloth, t.e.g.; (small chip at base of spine), t.e.g. Basel: Emil Birkhauser, 1895. Very good (+).
London: Studio, 1924. Translated by Arthur Palliser. 13 mounted color plates, including frontispiece and 419 other illustrations. 76pp of text, 4to, wrappers., top of spine chipped. London: The Studio, 1924. First English Edition. Very good.
London: Studio, 1924. Translated by Arthur Palliser. 13 mounted color plates, including frontispiece and 419 other illustrations. 76pp of text, 4to, pink cloth, leather spine label. London: The Studio, 1924. First English Edition. Very good (+).
London: George Virtue, 1836. Illustrated in a series of views taken on the spot and expressly for this work, by W.H. Bartlett. Title page engraving, many engraved plates, 2 volumes. 4to, older 1/2 black morocco with gilt-decorated spines (well-worn but sound and attractive with minimal foxing; folding map and tissue guard in first volume have tears). London: George Virtue, 1836. Very good.
Paris: Abbeville, 1907. 17 black & white plates,201 pages, short slim 4to, brown cloth (lightly rubbed), leather spine label. Paris, 1907. First Edition. Very Scarce. Very good (+). Inscribed buy the author on the half-title.
Slim 4to, 29pp.,marbled boards. No place, no date, ca. 1805. Very good. An interesting paper dealing with barometric determinations of altitude made during travels in France, Switzerland, and Italy, during the years 1802 and 1803 by a Geneva physician.
A Souvenir of the Visit of American Soldiers to Switzerland in 1945-46. 200 black and white photo illustrations, a few in color, 178pp., slim 4to, covered stiff boards, wrs.; (wrs. torn at spine ends, pages slightly yellowed). Zurich: Zur Limmat, n.d. Fourth Edition.
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1662. Map. Engraving. Image measures 15 x 19.5". This detailed map of eastern Switzerland depicts the Graubunden Canton. Includes Chur, Davos, St. Moritz, etc. The region of Graubunden was once part of the Roman Empire's Raetia province. Throughout, the map labels cities, towns, villages with topography beautifully rendered in profile. The four corners of the map include beautifully engraved cartouches with the title cartouche engraved by Philip Cluver featuring soldiers and river gods. Engraved by Simon Hamersveldt...
Amsterdam. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 19.75". This striking circa 1640 map by Willem Blaeu depicts the regions of Zurich and vicinity, Switzerland. The map covers northern Switzerland and extends from Mullhouse to the Obersee. The important towns of Basel, Lucerne, Zurich, Argow, and several others are noted in profile. The map also labels lakes, rivers and other topographic features with beautifully rendered mountains and forests. Latin text on verso provides interesting history and description of...
color illus. Tall 8vo, buckram, d.w. Washington: Nat. Geographic Society, (1973). vg.
Basel: Hermann Krull, 1911. Color map, 12 color plates, many b/w plates, folding b/w map in back pocket. 102pp. Small folio, original white pictorial cloth, cloth soiled, inner hinges strengthened, spine ends and edges of corners lightly worn. Basel: Hermann Krull, 1911. The color plates are views of streets and buildings that existed in Basel in 1615.
Geneva: Olizane, 1995. Profusely illustrated with large glossy color photographs of the city and its environs, some folding. Large oblong 4to, white cloth, glossy photographic d.w. and matching cloth slipcase. Geneve: Editions Olizane/Rolex, 1995. First EditionPreface is in English and French; the photo captions are also in German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, and Japanese. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper and slipcase.
Montagnola: Bodoni, 1925. 28 pages, untrimmed, light foxing on fly-leaves, tall slim folio, green board, vellum spine (lightly soiled, tiny chip). (Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1925). Very Good. Number 82 of only 275 copies. This edition prints the original Latin text of the pact on which the Swiss Confederation is based, as well as translations of the pact into languages recognized in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, Ladin, and Romansh.
New York: Storefer & Kirchner. Illustrated with 24 photographic plates of oil paintings by G. Closs and O. Froelicher, each mounted on heavy hinged stock within decorative borders; other in-text wood engravings by G. Roux. 148pp. Folio, ornate gilt-stamped pictorial cloth with leather spine (quite worn along backstrip, joints splitting, hinges reinforced; some light foxing). all edges gilt. New York: Storefer & Kirchner and Boston" Lea & Shepard, (no date, circa 1874). A good copy.
Geneva: Lucien Mazenod, 1948. 94 illustrations, some in color. Thin folio, tan boards. (Geneve: Lucien Mazenod, 1948). Very good (+).
b/w photo illus., 381pp., tall 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w.; (d.w. lightly rubbed). (New York, 1997). First edition. Book is fine, d.w. is very good.
1745. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19 x 25.5". This beautiful map depicts the Neuchatel region of Switzerland, showing the town of Neuchatel as well as Lake Neuchatel. It is based on a 1710 original by David François de Merveilleux redone by Guillaume de L'Isle and published by Philippe Buache. The map is is finely detailed with abbeys and priories, castles, battlefields, mineral springs, and forests. An elegant compass rose is shown in Lake Neuchatel, and a decorative...
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 4.25". Nice early map of Swizterland, showing Basel, Bern, Lake Geneva, part of Burgundy, Grenoble and Lion. North is oriented at the left side of the page. Published in the world atlas section of "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on back, headed by "Hibernia". Page marked "XX" and "g5". Minor stain on left half, overall wear.
London: John Cary, 1799. Map. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 18" x 20". Nicely detailed map of Switzerland including a list of the cantons and their respective religious leanings. Minor aging along edges.
Geneva: Journal de Geneve, 1934. 17 black and white plates. 181pp. 4to, beige boards, colored pictorial cover label. Geneva: Journal de Geneve, 1934. Very good. One of 750 numbered copies.
illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w. (Berne): New Helvetic Soc., 1963. vg.
Illus. title; 24 photographic plates after paintings by Closs & Froelicher, each mounted within decorative ruled margins. Numerous text engrs. & vignettes by G. Roux. Tall 4to, gilt-dec. cloth, a.e.g. Muenchen u. Berlin, ca. 1890. Fine.
Amsterdam: Philipp Cluver, 1661. Miniature Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 4.75" x 5". 1661. This is a small yet incredibly detailed map depicts Switzerland in the 17th century. It marks several important ancient cities and towns depicting the Swiss Alps with beautifully rendered topography. Lake Geneva is included in the lower left quadrant. The map is in very good condition. Minor edge wear and minimal foxing. Philipp Cluver (1580-1622) was a geographer and publisher from Danzig who later settled in...
Berne. Publie sur l'ordre du chef de l'Etat-major general, le colonel-commandant de corps Sprecher von Bernegg, sous la direction du colonel M. Feldmann et du capitaine H. G. Wirz. Maps, some color or folding, text illus. 2 vols. Thick large 8vo, decoprative white cloth (spotted). Berne, 1915-1935. Very good. Military history of Switzerland from the 14th to the 16th centuries.