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The Masson-Schellenberg Connection and Swiss Intelligence in World War II. A comprehensive history of Swiss Intelligence and its astounding secret connections in World War II. Black boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1932033394. Light creasing to vertical edge of prelims else fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Large format. Brown leather binding with gilt decoration, raised bands to spine. Gilt page edges. With 418 illustrations engraved by A. Closs. 487 pages. Some scuffs to leather at corners and edges, and a chip to leather towards top right corner of front board, and smaller chip at bottom of rear board. Leather on rear board is stained. Binding firm. Pressed flowers and foliage taped to front endpaper, with inscriptions. Endpapers foxed, some scattered foxing throughout contents, mainly to page margins. Engravings are generally clean and bright. A handsome volume.
SCHWEIZER ARCHITEKTUR: EIN UBERLICK UBER DAS SCHWEIZERISCHE BAUSCHAFFEN DER GEGENWART
Written by Hans Volkart.
Stock no. 1809329
Published by Otto Maier. 1st 1951. Very good condition.
Large format. Text in German 'Swiss Architecture'. Red cardwraps with white titles. B/w photos and plans throughout. 224 pages. Covers unevenly faded around edges and spine. Contents clean.
Oblong format, gilt titles. Collection of 12 photographs of various mountain scenes. Not dated but assume between 1900 and 1920. Covers lightly worn.
Large format. Colour and b/w photos. Leather spine with blue cloth boards, marbled page edges. Spine faded with some wear to top & tail.
Album (edition de luxe) with 800 photographic and woodcut illustrations comprising landscapes, alpine views, architectural pictures, national types and costumes. Translated from the German by John C. Milligan. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt titles. Decorative floral endpapers. Top edge gilt. 331 pages plus additional illustrations to rear. Spine faded, boards unevenly faded. Light stain to spine. A few light scratch marks to rear board and a few indentations to board. Two pinholes to title page which have pierced the prelims else contents very nice.
ALPINE BYWAYS OR LIGHT LEAVES GATHERED IN 1859 AND 1860
Written by A Lady.
Stock no. 1204149
Published by Longman, Green, Longman And Roberts. 1861. Good condition.
8 colour plates and 4 maps. viii plus 232 pages. The higher region of the Swiss Alps. Covers scuffed, corners bumped. Bookplate and name in ink to front pastedown. One plate missing, one plate has a repaired closed tear. One map edge chipped with slight loss to map. Most tissue guards to plates missing. One plate partly detached. Plates themselves are very nice. One hinge pulled. Some pencil annotation.
Lucerne, Schwyz, Uri, Unterwalden. Fold-out map as frontis. Edges are worn, with small split to top of spine. Joints are cracked. Name in ink to front pastedown.
A True Tale of A Boy and Girl's Wonderful Summer Holidays Climbing in the Alps. B/w photos. Corners are bumped. Spine faded. Some foxing. Front joint weak.
Small format. Brown cloth. Text in German. B/w illustrations. Bundner Oberland Und Rheinwaldgebiet.
Full brown calf binding with gilt decorations and title to spine. All edges red. Description historique et geographique des treize cantons Suisses et de leurs allies nouvelle edition. Two volumes in one. 4 folding b/w maps. 3 single page b/w maps. 30 b/w plates and one folding b/w plate. Text in French. Covers slightly rubbed at edges, spine slightly sunned. New marbled endpapers. Most pages have light brown stain on lower half of page (looks like ancient dampstain). Last sentence on page 272 has been adversely affected with a couple of words illegible. Otherwise the text is bright and readable. One map is browned at corner. Majority of plates not marked. A handsome copy.
History of Switzerland. Text in German. ISBN: 3723000681. Book: Ex-lib, stamps to prelims, else contents very good. Wrapper bound to book.