The Ascent of Everest


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    First Edition. Signed by Author

    22.5cm x 15.5cm. xx, 299, illustrations, some colour, maps. Blue cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated jacket, top edge blue.

    Brigadier Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt, KG, CBE, DSO (1910-1998) was appointed leader of the expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1953. Chapter 16: The Summit, is by Edmund Hillary himself describing the three days before the summit and his and Tenzing’s return to meet the rest of the expedition. He had not initially been in favour of Hunt’s appointment but ends the chapter with “To see the unashamed joy spread over the tired, strained face of our gallant and determined leader was to me reward enough in itself.” This copy signed by John Hunt to the title page.

    Slight discolouration to spine. Minor foxing to edges, very minor to first few pages. Minor tanning to endpapers. Previous owner’s name to front pastedown. Minor tanning, chips, and tears to jacket. Very Good Condition.

    $150.00 AUD

    1 in stock

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