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CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE CASCADE AND OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS Fred Beckey 1949 1st edition DEFECTIVE PAGES READ DESCRIPTION BELOW
By Beckey, Fred
Price: $75.00


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New York, AAC, 1949, 1st edition. 271 pp, photos, maps. This is a 
small hardcover, in excellent condition.  Only 6 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. There is no edge wear, no internal or external writing or marks, it is clean and Fine. Endpaper writing is in pencil. Really looks like new. It is not signed by Fred Beckey or anybody else.

THIS COPY IS DEFECTIVE, SO PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH. WE WILL NOT SELL IT TO YOU UNLESS YOU ASSURE US THAT YOU HAVE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH.

PLEASE READ THIS PARAGRAPH

This copy is missing 33 pages. When the book was bound in 1949 the printer or bookbinder made a mistake and there are 33 pages missing, and 15 pages were bound in twice instead. The pages 59 to 74 are missing, and pages 91-106 are bound in twice.



So why are we selling it? Why would you buy it? Because this book is a beautiful thing, not just a collection of words. If you always wanted a first edition of one of the landmark books of American mountaineering but could not justify the high prices we ask for nice copies of first edition, this might be one for you.

Or, here is another use for it. If you already have a first edition that has a worn or damaged cover, and the contents are still good, get this copy. Send this copoy with your old copy to a good bookbinder and have her take the cover off this copy and put it on yours. Hey, its only a hundred twent-five dollars, its not a Rolex Watch.  

It is not a crime or immoral to rebind, write in, cause or reverse damage or repair any book. The only common book crime I can think of that anybody can do to their books would be to make copies of any copyrighted material if you intended to sell the copies. Librairies may allow you to make copies of their books for your own use but we will not. We are a bookseller, not research library.   

This Cascades guidebook was the first book by Fred Beckey, one of the greatest American mountaineers. He was only 26 when he wrote it!  It is now scarce and one of the most collectible American mountaineering books. I just can't throw it away, its too beautiful. 



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