The P.38 Pistol: Volume One - The Walther Pistols 1930-1945

Buxton, Warren H.

Published by U. C. Ross Books, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1978
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Book in excellent condition - head of spine and lower corners bumped, tiny tear leather on top edge of back cover, faint staining on page 2, long open edges have slight wave, faint musty odor. No interior marks. Dark red leather book with bas relief of P.38 in gilt on front cover - slight scuffing to most pronounced surfaces. Gilt titles. Copious black and white photographs. A very handsome copy of the First Edition - see photo. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 328 pages, index, Single volume only of set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-5 pounds. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; ISBN: 0878333037. ISBN/EAN: 9780878333035. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 605368. Additional shipping charges may apply. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Mountains have long inspired the wit and daring of the world's most fascinating explorers. In this definitive collection of mountain lore, Alan Weber exhibits forty-three essays by artists and adventurers to whom climbing was more a mission than a sport. Beginning with the fabled tale of Hannibal's Roman invasion-men, horses, and elephants in tow-through the hitherto impassable Alps, the accounts progress to recent descriptions of high-peaks mountain climbing in Mount Everest and the formidable K-2. Included among the earlier pieces are Petrarcha's introspective journey to the Windy Mount; William Windham's exploration of Montenvers and the "Sea of Ice" in 1741; and English artist-critic John Ruskin's essay on mountain climate and culture. Literary masters portray the idyllic and imperfect aspects of mountain life: the restoration poet Andrew Marvell offers a hymn to the Barrow hills, while poems from Shelley, Lord Byron, and Matthew Arnold praise the natural beauty and fresh air of the mountain crags. Because It's There pays homage to the spiritual introspection and respect for nature engendered by the looming mountain ranges that have demarcated territories, protecting villages and cities from invasion. The explorations these mountains have inspired have tested human endurance and mental strength.
Alan Weber is a research fellow of the Institute for European Studies at Cornell University and a CEMERS Associate Fellow at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the editor and author of Nineteenth Century Science: A Selection of Original Texts, and Women Almanac Writers (Forthcoming). A long-time member of the Penn State Outing and Cornell Outing Clubs, he has rock and ice-climbed in the Adirondacks, Green and Shawangunk Mountains, and Mount Rainier.

About the Author: Weber is an historian as well as an avid climber. He is currently a research fellow of the Institute for European Studies at Cornell University and a CEMERS Associate Fellow at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the editor of Nineteenth Century Science: A Selection of Original Texts and Women Almanac Writers . A long-time member of the Penn state Outing and Cornell Outing Clubs, he has rock- and ice-climbed in the Adirondacks, Green and Shawangunk Mountains, and Mount Rainier.

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Title: The P.38 Pistol: Volume One - The Walther ...
Publisher: U. C. Ross Books, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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