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The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Lowe with Additional Tenzing Autograph by  John Hunt - First Edition  - 1953 - from JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS (SKU: 000792)

The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Lowe with Additional Tenzing Autograph

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The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Lowe with Additional Tenzing Autograph

by Hunt, John

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. SIGNED by HILLARY & HUNT & LOWE with loose postcard signed by Tenzing & by the photographer of the image on the card, Gerhard Lenser. Hillary signed the short title page. Hunt and Lowe signed the title page. The postcard commemorates the first day of issue of the stamps celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. It is hand signed by Tenzing and by Gerhard Lenser. Lenser was active on several expeditions to the Himalaya, the most notable being the one where he made the first ascent of Pumori, a striking peak next to Mt Everest. The postcard is in fine condition. The glossy image side of the postcard shows monks at the Thami Monastery. Lenser took the photo. Thami Monastery is located at 14,500 feet in the Khumbu region of Mt Everest. BOOK CONDITION: nice condition with small wrinkle at edge of cover (see photo), no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean covers, no rubbing, tight binding, no foxing, bright pages. DUST WRAPPER CONDITION: uncommon bright spine with no fading or darkening (usual for this jacket), wrinkle upper rear edge, minor edge wear, complete. The 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 & CARD BEING OFFERED. More photos available upon request.

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 #
000792
Title
The Ascent Of Everest -- FIRST PRINTING **SIGNED By Hillary, Hunt, Lowe with Additional Tenzing Autograph
Author
Hunt, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
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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