BROWN, Joe. The Hard Years. An Autobiography. London, Victor Gollancz, 1967.
8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrapper (not price-clipped; after decimalization); pp. 256, plates after photographs; minimal rubbing to edges of wrappers; otherwise very clean and fresh.
First edition second printing, of these memoirs of the 'famous climber who led the resurgence of British rock-climbing in the 1950s, often in partnership with Don Whillans, pioneering many new climbs of exceptional severity. He also made some notable ascents in the Alps, together with first ascents of Kanchenjunga and the Muztagh Tower' (Neate B185).