COLEMAN, EDMUND THOMAS. Scenes from the Snow-Fields; being, Illustrations of the Upper Ice World of Mont Blancfrom Sketches made on the Spot in the Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858. 12 chromolithographed plates with 19 subjects by Vincent Brooks after paintings by Coleman. viii, 47 pages. Folio, 548x373 mm, original cloth, rebacked with morocco, cover corners worn through, few stains on front cover, endpapers renewed; varying foxing on text leaves, dampstain along fore edge of plates, repaired clean tear in outer margin of plate 1, marginal foxing on last several plates apart from heavy overall foxing on plate 11. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
first edition.'One of the rarest and most valuable of all mountaineering books. Coleman, an original A. C. member, was one of the earliest painters of the High Alps . . . He ascended Mont Blanc twice and gives an account of a typical ascent'—Neate C92. Abbey Travel 68; Friedman, Color Printing in England 177; Meckly 52.