The White Spider, An Account of the First Ascent of the Eiger. Published: New York; Limited Editions Club, 1996. Condition: Fine (please see full item description for details).
Description: Quarto (9" x 13") bound in gray morocco-backed cloth, with an illustration in stone inset on the front cover. Beautifully illustrated with six photogravures produced from the author's original negatives.
Copy #228 of 300 copies, signed by Harrer on the colophon. A compelling account the history of attempts on the Eiger's north face, both successful and disastrous, and most notably Harrer's own first ascent of the North Face with Anderl Heckmair, Ludwig Vorg, and Fritz Kasparek in 1938. One of the true classics of mountaineering literature.
A fine copy, in the original cloth slipcase, also in fine condition. Condition Descriptions Defined: We grade our books and dust jackets using the traditional language of the antiquarian book trade. In brief: Fine is the highest grade and means essentially as new, without visible faults or defects; Near Fine means approaching fine, but with one or more very minor defects or faults, which will be noted; Very Good means the book shows some general (but not too offensive) signs of wear and use, which will be noted; Good means the book is complete and intact, but has more wear or some internal markings. Any ex-library book will be graded no higher than Good, even if it is otherwise a very nice copy.
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We have an office in Laguna Hills, California and are open to the public by appointment. The item "White Spider Heinrich Harrer Limited Editions Club Signed Eiger Mountaineering" is in sale since Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
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