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A SURVEY OF EARLY AMERICAN ASCENTS IN THE ALPS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY J. Monroe Thorington 1943 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
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New York, American Alpine Club, 1943, 1st edition. 83 pp, b/w photos, bibliography. Original red cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. No dust jacket issued. Near Fine to Fine condition.

Presumed first (and only) edition. Excellent record with many extracts from original accounts, diaries and letters, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of period documents and drawings. Authored by the President of the American Alpine Club, a scarce and unusual monograph on American climbers who made ascents of various peaks in the Alps in the 19th century. Descriptions and details of climbs of Mont Blanc, the Western Alps, the Central Alps. [Neate T29].

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