Rand lives free; lean, pure and defiant, the world has little influence on him. His passion is climbing - the mountains, the huge vertical faces. There, where storms, snow, or rockfall can kill, he finds his happiness, sometimes climbing with others, sometimes alone. This is a novel of obsession and where it leads. Rand, not intending it, becomes ...
Rand lives free; lean, pure and defiant, the world has little influence on him. His passion is climbing - the mountains, the huge vertical faces. There, where storms, snow, or rockfall can kill, he finds his happiness, sometimes climbing with others, sometimes alone. This is a novel of obsession and where it leads. Rand, not intending it, becomes suddenly famous for a daring rescue in the Alps. What happens when passion is spent and what becomes of heroes is revealed in this terse and powerfully written novel.
Very good. Signed by author. A small area of light soiling to foredge, with some general wear and small spots of rubing at edges. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p. Audience: General/trade. Signed "James Salter" on title page. Autographed copies rarely offered.
First printing. 220 p. 8vo. Very Good Hardcover with Very Good minus Dust Jacket in Brodart (Little Brown, & Co. 1979) First edition stated. Clean 3/4 orange boards with black cloth spine. Silver spine titles are crisp and clear. Square spine, tight binding, crisp clean pages throughout. Remainder dot mark on bottom edge. Attractive very good dust jacket is bright with original $8.95 present. DJ has general light edgewear, general creasing and rubbing at spine ends. There is a 3/4" closed tear where the front panel and head of spine meet; and a 1/4" closed tear at the bottom middle of the back panel. Blurb by John Irving and A. Alverez on rear panel with author photograph and ISBN 0-316-769657. Author's fifth novel.
The late author's fifth novel, which exposes the obsession that draws climbers away from civilization to test themselves against the most intimidating and inaccessible mountains in the world. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 orange paper over dark gray cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 220pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Hint of sunning to cloth at crown, mild rubbing to heel, else tight, clean and Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $8.95), lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny tears and just a hint of sunning to red lettering at spine panel; Near Fine.
Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Salter on the title page. Beginning foxing on the topedge; ink remainder mark on the front free endpage; dustjacket with shelfwear, mostly on the corners, small chips on spine topedge and beginning foxing on the rear flap topedge. Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Uncorrected Advance Proof. Signed by author on title page. A FINE COPY IN CARD COVERS. CLEAN, TIGHT, NO WRITING, MARKS, OR COVER CREASES. LABEL INDICATING UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF ON COVER. ALSO CONTAINS A REVIEW SLIP LAID IN.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
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