Heinrich Harrer – The White Spider – The History of the Eiger’s North Face – First Edition 1959

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Heinrich Harrer – The White Spider – The History of the Eiger’s North Face – First Edition 1959

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A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1959. A very good book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and corners, but more complete than usually found. Crease to the side of the spine. Small closed tear to the top of the rear panel. The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer’s first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book.

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A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1959. A very good book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the spine tips and corners, but more complete than usually found. Crease to the side of the spine. Small closed tear to the top of the rear panel. The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer’s first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book.