First edition first print hardback of THE ASCENT OF EVEREST by John Hunt and published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1953. Signed by Hunt on the title page.
The book is in very good- condition (blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine) with slight markings to the boards, some fading to the spine and creasing to spine edges, minor rubbing to the corners, minor tanning to the pages and some foxing to the top page edges. The book is in a very good- unclipped dust jacket which has a folding crease all the way down the middle of the spine and across the middle of the front and back covers where it has been folded at some time, light creasing to the edges and a couple of small stains to the front. Internally the pages are otherwise clean and tight and there are no tears or other inscriptions.
"This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades.
Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time. We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors." Sir John Hunt.
299 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs.
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- Nombre de livres
- Sport, jeux et hobbies, Voyages et découvertes
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- John Hunt
- Titre du livre
- The Ascent of Everest (Signed by John Hunt, First Printing, 1953)
- Bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Hodder and Stoughton
- Couverture rigide
- Jaquette, Signé(e) par l'auteur
- Nombre de pages
- 23×16 cm