Michel-Gabriel Paccard under der Montblanc, by Carl Egger. 8vo., 100 pages, with illustrations. Basel: Gaiser and Haldemann, 1943. $2.50.
The author is an artist, whose books on the aiguilles of Mont Blanc and the Caucasus are well known. The present volume, the first we have received from abroad since the end of the war, will give pleasure to all “Paccardists,” since it confirms and supplements Dübi’s long out-of-print Paccard winder Balmat—to which more credit should have been acknowledged. Egger’s chief addition consists of the fuller extracts from Gersdorf’s diary.