Grenoble/Paris: B. Arthaud, (1948).. (1948).. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The front edge of the front wrap is creased. The spine is creased with tears to the head & tail & the front wrap is partially detached. There is a small stain to the tail of the spine & the adjacent corner of the rear wrap. 275 &  pages plus colophon. Black-and-white frontispiece & full-page black-and-white illustrations. The pages are toned & the rear endpaper is nearly detached. Fair.
First edition in French.
From the library of arts consultant and mountain climber George Alan Smith with his signature on the front endpaper and a few of his pencil markings in the text. The text is in French. Dust jacket present. First Edition.