Fifty Classic Climbs of North America by Steve Roper and Allen Steck. Sierra Club Books. (1979) First printing with complete number line from 1-10. 8 1/" x 11". 324 pages. ISBN-10: 0871562626. Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Has edge wear, minor tears. Surface wear, and it looks like somebody was scribbling on a piece of paper on top of this book as in the reflected light you can see signs of it on the front panel. It does look like some surface ink was broken the because of the scribbling. DJ is price-clipped. BOOK: Copper colored gilt on front cover and spine appear bright and unfaded. Light cover edge wear. Light soiling to edges of page block. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FD27b
"Fifty Classic Climbs of North America is a climbing guidebook and history written by Steve Roper and Allen Steck. It is considered a classic piece of climbing literature, known to many climbers as simply "The Book", and has served as an inspiration for more recent climbing books, such as Mark Kroese's Fifty Favorite Climbs. Though much of the book's contents are now out of date, it is still recognized as a definitive text which goes beyond the traditional guidebook.
The first edition was published in 1979, by Sierra Club Books in the United States and in Great Britain by the now defunct Diadem Books." - wikipedia