signed first edition Publisherâ€™s blue cloth with silver gilt title on spine and in near fine condition
1965 · London
by Harrer, Heinrich
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1965. New Edition, revised and augmented. 8vo – 23.3cm. 310pp., Index. Original publisher's blue cloth with silver gilt title on spine and in near fine condition, original dust jacket is price clipped and also in near fine condition. This highly desirable and rare New Edition includes 72 additional pages in which Heinrich Harrer gives full accounts of recent climbs. Translated from the German by Hugh Merrick -- This unique copy signed by H. Harrer.
The White Spider is an outstanding book in the mountaineering genré. It tells the story of the Eigerwand, the appallingly steep and difficult north face of the Eiger, from the unsuccessful , and fatal attempt on it in 1935 to the sixteenth and successful one in 1961. Harrer was a member of the first party to successfully climb the north face in 1938. (Inventory #: MSTTX619JC.40)