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LE CERVIN: TOME 1: L'EPOQUE HEROIQUE 1857-1867 TOME 2: FACES ET GRANDES ARETES [ THE MATTERHORN 1: THE HEROIC ERA 1857-1867, 2: FACES AND LARGE EDGES] 2 Vols Charles Gos 1948 Softcover Fine
By Gos, Charles
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France, Editions Victor Attinger, 1948. Two volumes: 315 and 325 pp, b/w photos. In French. Softcover with minor tanning and old damp stain on spine indicating these volumes have been together for a very long time. Fine. Scarce. 

Preface by Geoffrey Winthrop Young. Far from the simple story of climbing a mountain, Gos' imaginative writings bear witness to a certain sensitivity to modern literary techniques and translate a moral relationship to the mountains, the place of individual heroism, country and aesthetic contemplation. 

Gos was a Swiss writer and mountaineer whose climbing career was terminated early illness. [Neate G36.]

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