New CMC Press Book

Scroll down this article in the Ouray County News to the piece called “On the Shelf.” This is a description of a project that CMCF board member John Lacher and CMC Press Publisher Alan Stark have been working on for about two years.

The book described in the article, San Juan Mountaineers’ Climber’s Guide to Southwestern Colorado, is an unpublished 1932 manuscript by Dwight Lavender and Carleton Long. Only two original copies of this manuscript exist: one at Stanford University and the other in the Colorado Mountain Club Collection at our own library.

Working with Karen Jones, a book conservator with a national reputation, John and Alan have painstakingly reproduced the CMC Collection’s original manuscript to create a beautiful hardback book with a slipcase that will be limited to 200 copies. The library will receive copy #1, which will be cataloged and added to the CMC’s rare book collection. The book’s release date is scheduled for July.

Our plans are to have a special event here at the library sometime in the fall to celebrate the book’s release. Check back here for more details on the book and the event.

-Gary Landeck

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