Guide to Zermatt and Environs: Description, History, Legends

By: Ceresole, Alfred; Preuss, J. A. (Editor)

Price: $37.50

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Book Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original publisher's red cloth binding with gilt lettering and a beautiful color illustration of the Matterhorn on the front cover. All edges marbled. No date, circa 1895-1896. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2." Eighty-seven pages, complete. Fifty-seven additional pages of detailed, illustrated advertisements in the back for hotels, amenities, and other products that may be of use to prospective tourists in Zermatt, Switzerland. Black and white illustrations and reprinted photographs, complete. "With 58 illustrations and panoramas and 2 maps." Two fold-out plates, one of which is a detailed topographic map of Zermatt. The following information about the publisher and bookbinder is impressed on the back cover: "Verlag von J. A. Preuss, Zurich. Buchbinderel Louis Bauer, Zurich." Former owner's signature dated 1902 is written in black ink in the top margin of the half-title. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Covers have slight corner and edge wear. Spine slightly sunned or faded. A Fine copy. This viewbook is replete with descriptions and scenic photographs of Zermatt. Excerpt from the Preface: "[These leaves] are intended to reflect a number of deep impressions, and at the same time to represent a series of observations made during several stays among those powerful giants, the mountains of the Canton of Valais." Section titles: "The Roads Leading to Zermatt," "Zermatt," "The Environs of Zermatt," "Historical Reminiscences," "Legends and Popular Traditions," "Sundry Hints and Advices," and "Raiway from Visp (Viege) to Zermatt."

Title: Guide to Zermatt and Environs: Description, History, Legends

Author Name: Ceresole, Alfred; Preuss, J. A. (Editor)

Categories: Literature, Travels and Voyages, Foreign Lands,

Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland, J. A. Preuss: 0

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible-Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 021900

Keywords: Nonfiction. Pamphlets. Viewbooks. View books. View albums. Photographs. Photography. Souvenirs. Travel. Voyages. Tourism. Switzerland. Swiss history. Zermatt municipality. Zermatt district. Swiss Alps. Hotels. Riffelalp. Matterhorn. Mountains. Landscapes. Glaciers. Glacial valleys. SG-131.,