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Item #73841 Of Men and Mountains, First Edition, Inscribed by Douglas. William O. Douglas.
Of Men and Mountains, First Edition, Inscribed by Douglas.

Of Men and Mountains, First Edition, Inscribed by Douglas.

With a Presentation Inscription From Douglas [C] Douglas, William O. [1898-1980]. Of Men and Mountains. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1950]. xiv, 338 pp. Frontispiece. Publisher's cloth bound hardcover, light rubbing to extremities, presentation inscription from Douglas to half title. $300. * Later printing of first edition (1950). The inscription reads: "To Gene Zuckert-/ who has conquered many/ a 'mountain' on his own-/ with admiration and/ affection/ Wm O Douglas/ August 28, 1950." Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest was one of Douglas' favorite pursuits since childhood. More than a pastime, it offered him unrivalled opportunities to "find deep solitude; and under conditions of grandeur that are startling...come to know both himself and God" (ix). Zuckert [1911-2000], a former student and protege of Douglas, was secretary of the Air Force from 1961 to 1965, a position he served with distinction.

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