Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Trésors de mon pays, No. 110: Chillon. Auguste Guignard, Max-F. Chiffelle, Text, Photographer.
Trésors de mon pays, No. 110: Chillon
Trésors de mon pays, No. 110: Chillon

Trésors de mon pays, No. 110: Chillon

Neuchatel: Editions du Griffon, 1963. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 24pp. (Text), [32]pp. (photogravures). Original pictorial wrappers. Printer's device on title page. Captivating work on the Château de Chillon. Chillon Castle, near Montreux, the most visited resort in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. This landmark, originally built in the 9th century, is a must see for visitors. Built on the water's edge, Chillon is unique with one side a fortress facing the ancient road to Italy, the other a princely residence facing the Lake of Geneva. Its rich history and distinctive appearance has served as inspiration to such literary greats as Lord Byron, Victor Hugo and others. During the 16th century, the castle was used as a state prison and was the setting of the English poet Byron's "The Prisoner of Chillon". No Swiss historic monument is better known throughout the world. Very minor age toning along edges of wrappers. Previous owner's stamp on free front endpaper. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #30878

Price: $35.00