STORY OF EVEREST: Everest]; Murrray W.H.

STORY OF EVEREST

Everest]; Murrray W.H.

Published by London Readers Union - J.M. Dent & Sons 1954, 1954
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First Readers Union edition, with additional materials not included earlier, and a special edition only for members and not to be sold to the general public. This copy with provenance, from the collection of famed climber Eric Roberts. Illustrated throughout with 15 maps and diagrams by Robert Anderson and with 24 pages of photographs. 8vo, publisher's original white cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with a gilt mountain vignette that runs across the spine and onto the upper cover, in the original decorated dustjacket. ix, 230 pp. A very fine, very bright and clean copy, the white cloth essentially pristine, as is the text, the jacket with some toning but complete with only trivial edge wear FIRST SPECIAL EDITION WITH PROVENANCE AND A FINE WORK BY W.H. MURRAY WHO WAS THE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE 1951 EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE and author of THE STORY OF EVEREST; THE SCOTTISH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEERING IN SCOTLAND AND UNDISCOVERED SCOTLAND. In this book, Mount Everest is, for the first time presented as a whole mountain, complete in all its facets, from the north, east, south and west; from 1852, when it was discovered to be the highest peak in the world and given its name, until 1953. All of the climbs on Everest, including the reconnaissances and the actual attempts on the summit are described including W.H. Murray's own expedition with Eric Shipton and the two Swiss expeditions of 1952 leading to the final ascent in 1953. Bookseller Inventory # 27767

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Title: STORY OF EVEREST

Publisher: London Readers Union - J.M. Dent & Sons 1954

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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