(London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1955).

FIRST EDITION. A VERY NICE COPY IN DUSTJACKET. The book delves into the great revolution that occurred in British mountain climbing circles during the two centuries that led up to conquering the summit of Everest in 1953. From the first journeys into the Alps, the discovery of Chamonix and the ascents of Mont Blanc, the Jungfrau, Eiger, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn until Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally reached the summit of Everest on 29 May 1953 during the expedition led by Brigadier John Hunt. Item #29488

First Edition. Profusely illustrated throughout. 8vo, publisher's original red cloth, the spine decorated and lettered in black, in the pictorially decorated dustjacket. xv, 240 pp. A fine copy showing just minimal rubbing at the extremeties.

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