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Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. 183; numerous photo. illusts.; very good in the original cloth, in d.-w. which is browned to upper margins, with a loosely inserted b&w postcard of the Eiger captioned ‘Direttissima - John Harlin Climb’. Signed by Haston, Gillman, and Bonington.
Dealer Notes
Neate G28. A dramatic account of the first direct route up the Eiger, during which John Harlin, to whom this book is dedicated, fell to his death. This copy is signed to the flyleaf by Haston, who made the first ascent via the direct route, and by Gillman and Bonington, respectively the reporter and photographer on the expedition. The loosely inserted postcard with this copy commemorates the climb.
Author Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston; Christian Bonington (photographer).
Date 1966
Binding Original cloth in d.-w.
Publisher London: Collins
Condition See description
Pages pp. 183

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