Large Paper copy for an American Mountaineer

Frommel, C[arl Ludwig]. Tyrol und seine nächsten Umgebungen. Nach der Natur gemalt.

Karlsruhe, Frommel in Kommission im Kunst-Verlag, 1842.

Royal folio (435 x 572 mm). 12 ff. With engr. t. p. and 12 steel-engr. plates. Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped rules.


1841's annual gift for the members of the Kunstverein für das Großherzogtum Baden on supersized paper (c. 56 x 42 cm). Contains views of Ambras castle, Berchtesgaden, Bozen, Finstermünz, Hohenschwangau, Innsbruck, Meran, Riva, Salzburg (2), etc. The notes by A. Lewald, bound here in its entirety, was only available separately, for which reason complete copies with the entire text are very rare.

Edges slightly foxed; binding rubbed; extremeties bumped. Bookplate of the American ophthalmologist and mountaineer J. Monroe Thorington (1894-89), who made the first ascent of Mount Saskatchewan and who presented the volume to the American Alpine Club in 1935 (cf. their bookplate).

Nebehay/Wagner 187 (normal edition). Engelmann 1002.

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