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Book Description

Modern half calf morocco. Green cloth with gilt titles to spine on red leather label. Five raised bands to spine.Date in gilt with gilt ruling. 74 illustrations. Rare in near fine condition and lovely special binding with gilt. With previous owners name. Very clean and tight copy. Ben Humble was a prolific climber and mountaineer especially in the Ilse of Skye region. He never carried water when completing a Traverse of the Skye Ridge but recommended 'Carrying a straw to suck water out of any small puddles of water he found on high on the rocky ridge'. Humble was a great raconteur; asked why he retired from dentistry, he replied; ' He was becoming deaf and he no longer could hear the buggers screaming!' A wonderful character and exponent of the delights of climbing in Skye. A unique item in this lovely binding. A great addition to any library of mountaineering and Scottish climbing. Would make a special gift or as a presentation.
Author B.H. Humble
Date 1952
Binding Hard
Publisher Robert Hale
Condition Near Fine

Price: £195.00

Offered by Pete Fry

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