THE WEST FACE

BY GUIDO MAGNONE

1955 FIRST EDITION

GROUND-BREAKING CLIMB

MONT BLANC RANGE


This is the first printing of the first edition of THE WEST FACE by Guido Magnone. This book was published in London by Museum Press in 1955. The book measures 234mm tall x 155mm, and has 166 pages, 15 b/w photos, 6 appendixes. Classic first ascent of the West Face of The Drus.

CONDITION: Original blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. The covers have fading along the top edges and slight fading of the spine, clean, no rubbing. There is browning to the endpages (see photo) due to the slight air pocket created by the jacket flaps (very common for this book). There is some foxing to the title page and to some of the pages opposite photo plates. The other pages have no foxing. Previous owner name on first blank page, no other owner marks or writing. The original dust jacket has loss up to 5mm deep along top edges, some loss at corners, some edge rubbing. Price: $75.


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