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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MOUNTAINEERING Walt Unsworth 1975 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 3 Copies Available
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New York, 1975, 1st edition. 272 pp, 16 plates. Red cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine condition

Identical to the UK edition, which was published simultaneously, The US version was also printed in England. Excellent reference book on climbing facts.  More than 1000 entries with copious cross references. This book was the first attempt to compile a comprehensive encyclopedia covering the complex sport of mountaineering.  More than one thousand alphabetical entries, roughly divided into: 1. Places 2. People 3. Techniques and equipment 4. Miscellanea. Strongest on British climbs and climbers. 

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