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THE MAKING OF A MOUNTAINEER. George Finch 1924 2nd UK imp VG+ WITH VERY RARE DUST JACKET
By Finch, George Ingle.
Price: $274.95


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London, 1924, 1st edition, 2nd impression. 340 pp, 78 photos. Hardcover with original blue cloth binding, book is VG+ with the bottom bumped. However, this copy also has its original and rare dust jacket!

If you like to collect books that have early dust jackets this may be the only copy you will ever see for sale. Also, if it was a 1st edition and in fine condition it would probably be double or triple the price. 

As the dust jacket is 99% complete the book is very striking, and weighed against the edge wear and soiling, this is a remarkable looking book. The dust jacket has minor chipping at the top and bottom of spine and is soiled,  so condition is VG. The image attached to the description of this book is of the actual 98 year old DJ. This book and dust jacket were printed before Finch made his remarkable Everest climbs. 

It is not possible to move this dust jacket to a first impression copy because the 2nd impression is slightly smaller than the first

Finch is chiefly known for having reached 8320m on Everest on the 1922 expedition, for which he was also responsible for the oxygen apparatus. He also describes his extensive Alpine career, and was A.C. president from 1959-61.  
 

A classic of early 20th century mountain climbing, the author (who was a scientist and who pioneered some of the equipment used on the successful ascent of Everest) gives us Corsica; the Wetterhorn; the Jungfrau and the Jungfraujoch, on skis in the Bernese Oberland; winter night on the Todi; The Bifertenstock; Monte Rosa; the Twins; the Matterhorn; the Dent D'Herens; Mont Blance; the Chamonix Aiguilles; the Aiguille du Dru; Mount Everest and a short chapter on mountaineering photography.  When he was A.C. president he was finally recognized for his contributions to Himalayan mountaineering. 



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