Excerpt from Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys: A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites The district described in the following pages occupies that part of South-eastern Tyrol which lies between Botzen, Bruneck, Innichen, and Bellu. Within the space thus roughly indicated are found those remarkable lime-stone mountains called the Dolomites. Till within the last six or eight years - that is to say, till the publication of Ball's Guide to the Eastern Alps in 1868, and the appearance of Messrs. Gilbert and Churchill's joint volume in 1864, - the Dolomite district was scarcely kwn even by name to any but scientific travellers. A few geologists found their way w and then to Predazzo; a few artists, attracted in the first instance to Cadore, as the birth-place of Titian, carried their sketch-books up the Ampezzo Thal; but there it ended. Even w, the general public is so slightly informed upon the subject that it is by means uncommon to find educated persons who have never heard of the Dolomites at all, or who take them for a religious sect, like the Mormons or the Druses. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.