London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. [Mountaineering] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp. xx; 300 . With eight colour photographic plates, including a frontispiece, as well as 24 double-sided black and white plates arranged in suites through the text. In recent navy half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, and navy cloth over boards. A lovely clean copy with a little toning to edges, presented in an attractive new leather binding. Very good. The fascinating autobiographical account of the the successful 1953 British Expedition to the summit of Mount Everest, led by Colonel (later Brigadier) Sir John Hunt, the mountaineering former commando, diplomat, and descendant of explorer Sir Richard Burton. Item #58779
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