ALPINE TRAGEDY [originally 'Tragedies Alpestres', 1940]

By: Charles Gos, translated

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ALPINE TRAGEDY [originally 'Tragedies Alpestres', 1940] by Charles Gos, translated from the French by Malcolm Barnes
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George Allen & Unwin, London - first edition in English, 1948. hadrcover, 9 1/4" x 6" (lacks jacket). Book in GOOD condition. Blue cloth-bound boards with silver type to spine, 6 maps, 13 tail-piece engravings by Edward Whymper throughtout text, glossary, index of dramatis personae, general index, 35 b&w photographs on unpaginated rear pages. Traces 22 fatal accidents in the High Alps (almost exclusively during nineteenth century) covering famous guides and climbers, famous mountains, and the often mysterious conditions & particularly tragic circumstances surrounding them. This sad chronicle, carefully researched, is softened by the dedication of the rescue parties and the affection of the climbers for their guides. Ours is an ex-library copy with usual stickers, stamps, pocket etc. Boards show wear to all edges.

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