Graham and Sir Gavin de BEER. The first ascent of Mont Blanc. Published on the occasion of the centenary of the Alpine Club . . . With a foreword by Sir John Hunt, President of the Alpine Club.

London, Oxford University Press, 1957.

8vo (215 x 140 mm), pp. [x], 460, with 15 plates (one double page); original red cloth with original grey and red dust-jacket, slightly frayed and soiled; bookplate of the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club and another which notes ‘Presented to the A.B.M.S.A.C. by Egmond d’Arcis'.


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First edition. ‘This scholarly examination of the controversy surrounding the first ascent proved Dr. Paccard’s claims beyond doubt and provided a definitive history of the early ascents of Mont Blanc’ (Neate).

Neate B189.


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