On The ADMIRATION Of MOUNTAINS, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, in Gesner's Pamphlet "On Milk and Substances Prepared from Milk," First Printed at Zurich in 1543. A DESCRIPTION Of The RIVEN MOUNTAIN, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus, Addressed to J. Chrysostome Huber, Originally Printed with Another Work of Gesner's at Zurich in 1555. Grabhorn Press, Conrad . Soule Gesner, H. B. D. -, J. Monroe - Essay Thorington, W. Dock, J. Monroe - Bibliographical Notes Thorington, 1516 - 1565.

On The ADMIRATION Of MOUNTAINS, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, in Gesner's Pamphlet "On Milk and Substances Prepared from Milk," First Printed at Zurich in 1543. A DESCRIPTION Of The RIVEN MOUNTAIN, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus, Addressed to J. Chrysostome Huber, Originally Printed with Another Work of Gesner's at Zurich in 1555.

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1937. Limited Edition of 325 copies printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn [Heller and Magee 273, Cox 1]. [4], 54, [6] pp. B/w intratextual illustrations reproduced from woodcuts by Hans Leonhard Schaufelin, used in the early editions of Thewrdanckh; three illustrated initials by Dorothy Grover. 4to. 11-1/2" x 8-1/4". Patterned paper-covered boards backed in cream linen, title stamped in orange to the spine. Faint sunning to spine; light spotting to a few occasional margins. Else clean and bright, binding tight. Lacking the plain dust wrapper. VG+. Item #43443

"Conrad Gesner was the greatest of all figures in the mediaeval period of mountaineering. He was a botanist, bibliographer, and lover of mountains. . . . Gesner, a professor of philosophy in Zürich for a quarter of a century, made it a rule to climb at least one mountain each year. In this work he captured the true spirit of the mountaineer . . . ." (James R. Cox, Classics in the Literature of Mountaineering and Mountain Travel from the Francis P. Farquhar Collection).

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