KIRKUS, Colin DEAN, Steve.
Title: Hands of a Climber : A Life of Colin Kirkus
Publisher:  Ernest Press, Glasgow, 1993, ISBN:09481532190
Seller ID: 81263
(KIRKUS, Colin). DEAN, Steve. Hands of a Climber : A Life of Colin Kirkus. [Glasgow] : The Ernest Press, (1993). First Edition. Pp (8),1-278. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. “This biography of one of the country's leading pre-war climbers is a welcome addition to the modern climber's knowledge of the 1930s.” - from the dj. Contents : 1. Let's Go Climbing (Childhood and early life 1910-1928). 2. 'The Suicide Club': A.B. Hargreaves (1928-29). 3. The birth of a Golden Era (1930). 4. '...Du'r Arddu is Colin's Cliff.' Jack Longland (1931-32). 5. Himalayan Interlude (1933). 6. Tragedy and Recovery (1934-35). 7. Alpine Adventures and Guide-book Labours (1936-37). 8. New Directions (1938-39). 9. RAFPathfinder (1940-42). 10. 'The Last Great Adventure.' Alf Bridge (Conclusi ons). A very good copy in unclipped dustjacket. With Autograph Letter Signed from the author dated April 2001, and a letter from a friend to the previous owner explaining that she found the book in a used bookshop in Devon, contacted the author and “Rather than send the book up to him, he's dedicated it to you on a separate piece of paper” [the aforementioned ALS]. 50.00