First edition, first printing of Salter's brilliant fifth novel that captures the obsessions that drive mountain climbers. Inscribed by Salter on the title page. Also laid in is a handwritten letter by Salter to writer Michael Perkins describing one of Perkins' reviews, Salter's travels and his desire to meet Perkins. In the original stamped envelope.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1979. A very good copy in a good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding sturdy, front board slightly bowed, light shelfwear and a few minor spots of discoloration to boards. Internally clean. Jacket shows some shelfwear and rubbing with a few closed tears, protected in archival mylar.