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book of the mountains being a collection of writings about the mountains in all their aspects; with 64 pages of illustrations in halftone and gravure, and many line drawings by

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .
Written in English


  • Mountains.,
  • Mountaineering.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by A. C. Spectorsky.
ContributionsSpectorsky, Auguste C., 1910-
LC ClassificationsG510 .S69
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 492 p. :
Number of Pages492
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17851558M
LC Control Number55010908

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