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MOUNTAIN CLIMBER: GEORGE B. BAYLEY 1840-1894. 1980 1st ed DJ Fine. SIGNED BY Evelyn Hyman Chase
By Chase, Evelyn
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A note on the image: The book in the photo is not this copy, today's copy is excellent.

Palo Alto, 1980, 1st edition. 173 pp, photos, maps, bibliography, index. [Neate C35.] Original blue cloth hardcover, dust jacket, book and DJ are Very Fine. 

SIGNED on the title page, 'To Virginia Page, - With gratitude for your agreeing to read it. Evelyn Hyman Chase.''

Biography of climber of the Sierra and Rainier. Bayley was described by Francis Farquhar as one of the most remarkable climbers of his time. He made first ascents of peaks in Yosemite, some with John Muir, including Mount Starr King, Cathedral Peak, and North Dome. With alpenstock, hatchet, and rope he climbed Mount Rainier in 1883 and 1892. About a third of the book is in Bayley’s own words.
 

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