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The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Evans, Band, & Lowe by  John Hunt - First Edition  - 1953 - from JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS (SKU: 000688)

The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Evans, Band, & Lowe

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The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Evans, Band, & Lowe

by Hunt, John

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED by HILLARY & EVANS & BAND & LOWE with loose card signed by Hunt. A good collection of signatures on the first UK edition. Evans signed very few first UK editions. He signed more first USA editions during their film/lecture tour of the USA. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. Hand-SIGNED by Hillary, Lowe, Evans & Band on the blank FFEP. Loose card with strong hand-signed ballpoint signature of Hunt included. BOOK CONDITION: nice condition but spine cloth is faded, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean covers, no rubbing, tight binding, tiny foxing spots on fore-edge but no internal foxing, bright pages. DUST WRAPPER CONDITION: tiny surface chips spine corners, original price present on flap, very slight darkening of spine. Book measures 227mm tall x 144mm, and has 300 pages, 79 photos (8 colour), 4 maps, sketches, 9 appendices, glossary, index. PHOTOS ARE OF ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED (NOT GENERIC STOCK PHOTOS).

Synopsis

From the book: '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.'

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Bookseller
JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
000688
Title
The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Evans, Band, & Lowe
Author
Hunt, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1953
Keywords
Mountaineering, Mountain Climbing, Bergsteigen, Alpinismus, Alpinism, Alpinismo, Alpinisme, Mt Everest, Mount Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, Nepal, Himalaya
Bookseller catalogs
SIGNED Mountain; Mountaineering; Everest;

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
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rubbing
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tight
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