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A Camera in the Hills


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By Frank S. Smythe

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Published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1955, Reprint of 4th Edition – the 1st Edition was originally published in 1939, Insc, foxing endpapers, D/w (worn, part missing front board and top of spine – see photo), Good.    Frank Smythe (1900-1949) was an English mountaineer, prolific author, photographer and botanist.  He is best known for new routes on the Brenva Face of Mont Blanc, his first ascent of Kamet (7,756 metres) in 1931 and for taking part in three Everest Expeditions in the 1930’s.  This quarto volume is one of a series of photographic books from Smythe, published by A & C Black, with 65 monochrome plates from photographs by the author.  The first few photographs were taken in the British hills (mainly Scotland), but the majority are from the Swiss Alps, with detailed captions provided for each.

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Weight0.80 kg