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THE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT Tobias and Drasdo 1979 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Tobias, Michael and Harold Drasdo
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New York, Overlook Press, 1979, 1st edition. 264 pp, 50 b/w photos. Larger hardcover with dust jacket. Fine. 

A mountaineering anthology that goes from mythology and legends to modern extreme climbing. Includes some obscure stories such as Philip Temple and his and Harrer's first ascent of Carstenz Pyramid in New Guinea in 1962. 

'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.
 


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