On High Hills, Memories of the Alps.; With 24 illustrations.

New York: E.P. Dutton, [1928, per Neate]. First American edition, from British sheets, with a new title page. 8vo. xiv, (2), 368 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates. Mountaineer Robert L.M. Underhill's copy, with his ownership signature on the front endpaper, dated in the year of publication, his pencil notes concerning the book on a rear endpaper, and a number of his pencil markings to the text. Underhill (1889-1983) was an "American mountaineer best known for introducing modern Alpine style rope and belaying techniques to the U.S. climbing community in the late 1920s and early 1930s" (Wikipedia); he edited the journal "Appalachia" for the Appalachian Mountain Club, 1928-1934. Neate 939: "Accounts of his greatest climbs." Very good copy with a wonderful association. Original gilt-stamped decorated green cloth (a little flecked). (8795). Item #61879

Price: $250.00

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