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THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT. Tobias & Drasdo, 1979, 1st edition DJ
By Tobias, Michael & H. Drasdo.
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New York, 1979, 1st edition. 264 pp, 50 illustrations. A mountaineering anthology that goes from mythology and legends to modern extreme climbing. Large-format hardcover, DJ, VG-Fine. 

'The dust jacket states that the authors 'hope to reveal a unanimous passion stemming from the mountain: a passion which: ... continues to exert an unusual influence upon art, introspection and culture. To this end, they have assembled writings from mountain authors as diverse as T. S. Blakeney and Galen Rowell, Evelio Echevarria and John Gill.
 
A considerable part of the book consists of articles on Eastern thought and mysticism, however, and even Samuel Beckett is included. This makes it very much a book for the soul searchers seeking the eternal 'Why do we do it', although whether the answer will be found here is doubtful.”
“Alpine Journal” 1980, p. 255 

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