Belles Ascensions Alpines: Ascensions Classiques.

Belles Ascensions Alpines: Ascensions Classiques.
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Lausanne: Editions Jean Marguerat, [ca. 1950]. 4to, 19pp. followed by 80 original photographs. Mapped endpapers. Original off-white cloth stamped in blue to upper board and backstrip. Illustrated dustjacket with 3-inch closed tear to top of front cover. Some edgewear. Very good. First edition. Text in French and includes the technical data for each ascent as part of the table of illustrations. Andre Roch (1906-2002) was a Swiss mountaineer and avalanche researcher. “Roch was one of the great inter-war Swiss climbers. He climbed the Himalaya in 1939 and 1947, and was a member of the 1952 Everest expedition” (Neate, 135). (Item Id: 11119)

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