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FIRST STEPS TO CLIMBING George D. Abraham 1925 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Abraham, George D.
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New York, Robert M. McBride & Co., 1925, 1st US edition. 126 pp, b/w photos. Olive green cloth hardcover with chipped dust jacket. Near Fine. Scarce in dust jacket.

Quick history of - and guide to - climbing. Includes the following: Beginnings Ancient and Modern; How to Start Climbing / Equipment: The Climber Himself; His Foot-wear and His Clothing / Rock Climbing; Mostly Preliminary / Alpine Beginnings; Snow and Ice-Craft. and more. Book adorned with 24 beautiful photos by the Abraham Brothers capturing mountaineers and rock climbers as they made their perilous paths up and across terrain: the nascent technology show the modern viewer how primitively equipped these earlier pioneering mountaineers were: under-dressed in tweed and woolens, using flaxen and hemp ropes as they traversed ice and bare rock.

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